Supercharging your cooking creativity
There are so many recipes that can be created with vanilla beans! Desserts such as vanilla bean ice cream, creme brulee, cupcakes, or cookies can be created with these magical beans.
Homemade Vanilla Extract or KAHLUA is also a very popular gift amp; can be made using a simple vodka infusion method! Bonus points for using the spent vanilla beans after the extract making process for creating vanilla sugar!
Quality you can depend on with our 3 Part Inspection
Our beans are triple inspected throughout their journey. First, they are inspected by our farmers who have hundreds of years of experience. The second inspection is before bulk storage for transport. The final inspection is done at our warehouse moments before packing your shipment where we check the smell, quality, and appearance.
Storage: Vacuum packed/sealed bag preferred to ensure fresh beans otherwise wrapped in zip lock bag inside an air tight container such as a glass jar.
Shelf Life of approximately 2 years if properly vacuum sealed.
Vanilla beans originated in Mexico and are sun cured for months using the traditional Bourbon drying method. They are now found all over the world from places like Madagascar to Indonesia to Papa New Guinea PNG farms. Our Madagascar beans are traditionally cured to develop the full, complex vanilla flavor made of over 200 organic compounds and artificial vanilla (vanillin) cannot properly replicate the complexity of natural vanilla. The entire process takes anywhere from 6 to 9 months after pollination and our farmers in the SAVA region have turned vanilla processing and curing into an art. This region remains the industry quality benchmark for producing vanilla Planifolia with high vanillin content.
Madagascar Vanilla Beans are the highest quality beans in the world and have an incredible flavor profile. The scent consists of a heavenly buttery aroma with a rich, black or dark brown color and a very oily outside surface. The interior of the bean is where the magic is at and consists of millions of black, tiny vanilla seeds that are waiting to be scraped out. These grade A vanilla beans are ~5 - 6 inches in length and are handpicked to ensure proper qualities.