The small island is perhaps known to the historical enthusiasts as exile of Napoleon (1815-1821). At the same time, however, exclusive coffee is also produced here: Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica – the third most expensive in the world
- The 122 km² small island is located about 1,900 km from Africa and more than 3,200 km from South America, in the middle of the South Atlantic.
- The volcanic origin of the island provides a nutrient-rich soil and the mild maritime climate provides ideal conditions for coffee cultivation.
- On February 10, 1733, the East India Company brought coffee beans to the island of St. Helena. These came from the port of Mocha in Yemen.
- Thanks to Napoleon that St. Helena coffee became world famous.
- In 1839 Napoleon’s Morgentrunk was declared the world’s best coffee by the London coffee trade agency W. Bumie & Co.
- There are only 6 coffee St. Helena coffee fincas.
- Despite the increase in harvest, the cultivated area on the island is restricted.
- The traditional organic cultivation, the excellent quality and limited edition availablity a correspondingly high price.
- St. Helena coffee is very balanced, has a very rich body with a good fruity acidity, rich black cherry notes and a pleasing chocolatey aftertaste refined by a sweetish note.
St. Helena coffee preparation
- Expensive plantation coffees like the St. Helena should be prepared very gently.
- So please do not use it in the espresso machine or in a fully automatic machine.
- The aromas can best be developed in the French-Press or with the hand filter.
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