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10 Planifolia Vanilla Gourmet from Dominica Nature-Island (from 2 Pods)

10 Planifolia Vanilla Gourmet from Dominica Nature-Island (from 2 Pods)

PriceFrom CHF14.50
Pre-orders allow you to secure a quantity directly from the farmers when not immediately available in store, and are delivered within 1 to 5 weeks according your location.

Organic Vanilla Planifolia Gourmet from Waitukubuli , the "Nature-Island Vanilla"

Origin: Waitukubuli (Commonwealth of Dominica)

Terroir: Laudat (& Rosehill soon coming | 2025)

Harvest: 2023 | 2024

Curing: Ripe, scarified and sun dried

Refining: >12 months

DDM: 31.12.2027 | 31.12.2028


Dominica being a small island, most of the farms and plantations are never far from the ocean front, and located from 30m up to 600m above sea level, inside the tropical rain forest. The production is exceptional but rare and the quantity is limited. The only agroforestry plantations have been restored and developed from original wild vanilla plants spreading all around after the last hurricane and are maintained by passionated organic farmers who also plant and process cane, cocoa, banana, ginger, as well as other crops and aromatic herbs.


These Nature Island Vanilla vines are grown under the canopy of the rain forest in a soil rich in organic matter and from the first harvest these exceptional beans have been processed as fresh vanilla pods (unscalded, scarified and not dried) which allow all aromas to continiously evolve without evaporating like with the conventional drying processes; as beans age they develop an incomparable range of aromas and flavours, defined by pronounced liquorice, coumarin, and fresh floral as well as tobacco leaf notes with buttery caramel in the background, some atypical hints of maraschino and slight aromatic notes of banana.


As exceptional as the terroirs, the Nature Island Vanilla beans from Dominica have, together with Guadeloupe, one of the highest oil and vanillin content, which at time, create hoarfrost or givre.


Beans measure +- 19 cm for an average weight of 5g.

Moisture: 40%

Vanillin: +-2.2%

Packaging: 2 pods or more in glass tubes, or glass jars or in sachets

Nature Island Vanilla, Commonwealth of Dominica origin certified

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