Disappointed at the strength of the coffee even when following the quantitites recommended. The grounds were coarser than the usual commercial coffee for cafetieres. Am tempted to try re-grinding it more finely to see if it improves the flavour.
The coffee is absolutely gorgeous and having lived on the island as a child, it was lovely to have something from there again.
Climate / Geography
The Island of St Helena is a small, mountainous, sub-tropical island of 47 square miles, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean between Angola and Brazil. Caressed by the south east trade winds, the Island constitutes one of the purest ecological environments in the world with the local guano-derived natural fertiliser being applied very sparingly to the exceptionally rich volcanic soil. The coffee is processed using pure spring water from the Island's Central Ridge peaks
- Country: St Helena
- Altitude: 400
On St Helena only a single type of Arabica bean known as Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica is grown. This is a subtle and delicate bean, which requires great care during harvesting, wet processing and roasting, to ensure that all of its wonderfully delicate characteristics are preserved.