The origin of St. Helena Coffee Company’s Island can be traced back to Napoleon Bonaparte, who was enamored with the taste of this coffee and even began tending to crops on the island himself. Since the time of Napoleon, coffee on St. Helena Island has continued to flourish. The island itself is located approximately 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa, and on a map appears to be close to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Surely the isolation and need to transport the coffee great distances contributes to the high price tag of the bean, but it isn’t really what people are paying for when they buy a pound at $79. The high-quality and unmatched floral flavor with hints of citrus is truly one of a kind and worth the cost.