Bourbon Pointu Grand Cru, Reunion Island

Regular price£125.00
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All orders are packed and shipped from our roastery in the UK. We aim to process and ship orders within 1-2 working days, although large orders containing multiple varieties of roasted coffee may take slightly longer. 


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Orders above 5kg - £13.99

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All other orders - Shipping starts at £32, exact amount calculated at checkout depending on weight and shipping location.



Europe & the Channel Islands: 2-5 working days after dispatch

Rest of the world: 3-7 working days after dispatch

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Reunion Island
Bourbon Pointu Grand Cru

The small French island of Reunion (originally named 'Ile Bourbon') sits in the southern Indian Ocean very near to Mauritius. Coffee was originally introduced to Reunion in 1708 by the French, who brought seeds and 60 coffee plants over from Yemen, but they did not survive. Coffee was then re-introduced in 1711 by Mr d’Hardancourt, Secretary of the French East India Company, on a mission to Reunion Island. Between 1715 and 1718, only 6-7 of these Arabica coffee plants from Reunion's plantations survived and adapted to the natural climate. In 1771 they were found to have naturally mutated into the Bourbon Pointu variety grown today, and became highly esteemed in the court of Louis XV.

Coffee production had almost disappeared on Reunion until a small group of dedicated coffee farmers, under the leadership of Yoshiaki Kawashima (research director at the Ueshima Coffee Company) formed the Bourbon Pointu cooperative in 2008 and brought production back in small commercial quantities of a few hundred kilos per year.

This Bourbon Pointu is grown and hand-picked on the volcanic slopes of the Piton des Neiges, and has an elongated, pointed shape true to its name. Each batch is tested by a jury in order to classify the coffee, with only the very finest zero-defect beans given the classification of 'Le Grand Cru'. Interestingly, Bourbon Pointu beans naturally have less than half the caffeine content (0.5-0.6%) of most other Arabica varieties (1.3-1.5%).

Our high quality resealable bags have an exceptionally strong oxygen barrier which preserves the freshness of the coffee impeccably. A one-way valve allows the Co2 produced from roasting to 'gas off' slowly, enabling the coffee to be packaged shortly thereafter, capturing and preserving the coffees unique flavours for many weeks.

We recommend grinding and drinking roasted whole beans within 2 to 5 months after packaging, and within 2 weeks after opening. Coffee beans which have already been ground are best consumed within 1 or 2 months after packaging, and within 1 week after opening.

Gift wrapping

All our roasted coffee varieties can be purchased gift wrapped - simply select the gift wrapping option above the 'add to cart' button.

Gift wrapped coffee comes exquisitely packaged in our signature matte black boxes and finished with satin white ribbon - the perfect gift for any coffee lover.

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