Coffee: how a bag of beans made St Helena a world-beater

Some 280 years ago, on 10 February 1733, Captain Phillips of the ship Houghton dropped anchor in James Bay. He arrived with Arabica coffee seeds he had brought from the Red Sea port of Mocha, on the orders of Governor Pyke. His Excellency surely could not have imagined in the 18th Century that in the 21st, the result of …

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