This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This new species of coffee which is attracting so much attention in Europe at the present time, was brought to the notice of the Kew Gardens, by the Philadelphia firm of Edward S. Morris & Co., who have been the pioneers in the Liberian trade. They have also a large trade in Palm Oil soap, which is made in the Liberian colony, from the Oil Palm, Elais guiniensis. It has been heretofore the practice to bring the oil to Europe or America for soap-making purposes. It is found that the fresh oil on the spot makes a better article.