St. Helena Coffee
When French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the tropical isle of St. Helena located off the coast of Brazil, he said â€śthe only good thingâ€ť about his six-year stay there was the delectable coffee. Derived from the Green-Tipped Bourbon Arabica coffee plant that was brought there from Yemen in the 18th Century, St. Helena Coffee is described as having a fruity and floral flavour and is one of the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world, selling for up to $79 per pound.
This fragrant and delectable coffee bean is famous for its rare tangerine taste â€“ and large price tag. Sometimes selling for up to $117 per pound, these beans are harvested from the family-owned Hacienda La Esmeralda estate in Panama and are said to be different due to the conditions in which theyâ€™re grown. The altitude of Panama means the days are warm and nights are cool, thus slowing down the ripening process and make for a sweeter, more acidic bean.