Coffee was first introduced to the Pomeroon Region, then named Nova Zeelandia, by Dutch Settlers in the 18th Century.
The coffee plants, originally from Yemen, were brought to the Coast of South America from the famous Hortus Botanicus Nursery in Amsterdam, via Java, Indonesia and eventually distributed throughout South America.
Actually, Colombia’s famous coffee industry was started with seeds carried there by a traveler from Pomeroon.
Coffee grown by Dutch Settlers was of the Caffea Arabica varietal named Typica. Arabica coffee and its varietals are preferred over other varieties because of their enhanced aromas and taste.
A similar variety named Bourbon (introduced by the French from Bourbon Island, East of Madagascar) was smuggled out of French Guiana to Brazil in 1727.
But unlike coffee giants Brazil and Colombia, which have over the years experimented with mutations of the original varieties brough here (Bourbon and Typica) for purposes of limiting susceptability to plant diseases, Pomeroon has stayed true to Typica.
In so doing, Pomeroon coffee is closer to the original Arabica variety from Yemen. The end result is a product that is the purest in Guyana, roasted with advanced profiling technology and ground to international aggregation specifications.