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 “the only good thing” 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 – 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 they’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.