The history of coffee has not been without a romantic adventure. These events occurred in the 30s of the 18th century.
Almost in all the French colonies coffee trees grow good. Hosts plantations are strictly guarded their monopoly on the cultivation of coffee. Removal of shoots, twigs, saplings, seedlings, or fresh fruit coffee punished supreme penalty - death.
In 1727 there was a border conflict between the Dutch and French parties of Guiana. As an arbitrator acted Brazil, which was presented to Lieutenant Colonel Francisco de Melo Palette. He was a clever, erudite and very talented man. In addition, he was a great admirer of women.
During negotiations, Francisco de Melo Palette had charm and win over the young wife of the governor of French Guiana. Soon she was ready for almost all, for the ardent admirer.
At the banquet, which was completing the negotiations, the lady in love - the wife of the Governor - publicly presented a magnificent bouquet to Lieutenant-Colonel.
The bouquet had included a lot of the rich Guiana flora's representatives . None of the guests do not even have guessed that a few coffee plants with fruit were artfully woven into the composition of the bouquet.
Thus, due to the mother wit of lieutenant colonel , thanks the love woman ... Coffee trees got in Brazil.