In 2019 the IUCN officially listed Arabica Coffee (the kind of coffee grown on St Helena) as a globally-endangered species. The coffee strain was imported into St Helena 18th Century and remains pure and unchanged from that time. The Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica is a subtle and delicate bean, which requires great care during harvesting, wet processing and roasting, to ensure that all of its wonderful characteristics are preserved for a cup which is smooth and delicate in favour.
St Helena is grown for production in two places on the island. At the Rosemary Gate Plantation by Bill and Jill Bolton, and at 2 Sandy Bay Plantations by Solomon & Company. You can, of course, buy St. Helena coffee on St. Helena, to drink in many of the local restaurants and in the St Helena Coffee Shop at the Seaside on St Helena, and some shops have St. Helena Coffee beans for sale. But finding it anywhere else in the world can be a challenge. In August 2015 it went on sale in Harrods (London), currently the only UK outlet, at £60.00 per 100g. It can also be brought when available from Amazon.