St. Helena Island, which is situated around 1,200 miles from the coast of Africa, is where you will find the St. Helena coffee being cultivated and bred. Its popularity is all thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte, who praised it and sowed seeds himself on the St. Helena Island. If you can afford to spend around $79 a pound for your cup of Joe, then by all means, go ahead and give the St. Helena Coffee a try.
St Helena coffee is wet processed to the highest possible standards, with a wonderful semi translucent sheen in green bean form. This delicate bean, medium roasted has a high lively acidity, with good balance and good body.
This coffee has a superb fragrant bouquet with no off flavours and pleasant floral fruity hints of citrus and caramel strongly hinting of its Yemeni origins.
St Helena coffee is subjected to the most rigorous quality control. Due to the relatively small quantity of coffee produced, it is possible to give the coffee more attention than a larger coffee industry could expect to do. One of the major challenges for coffee production in St Helena is the deep scarcity of local farm labour.