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05 Costaricensis Vanilla Gourmet from Costa Rica (from 1 Pod)

05 Costaricensis Vanilla Gourmet from Costa Rica (from 1 Pod)

PriceFrom CHF16.50

Organic Costaricensis Vanilla Gourmet

Origin: Costa Rica

Terroir: Rio Savegre

Harvest: 2023

Curing: Riped and sun dried

Affinage: >6 months

DDM: 31.12.2026


Another unique and rare vanilla specie, the Vanilla Costaricensis is an exceptional vanilla grown wild in the forests and harvested after nine or ten months of maturity. Vanilla Costaricensis is native to Costa Rica and its vanilla pods are new to the market since its commercial production have just recently began. The Vanilla costaricensis specie is known only from the locality. It has first been misidentified as Vanilla mexicana Miller, a different, closely related species from the West Indies and northeastern South America, yet the closest relative of Vanilla costaricensis is actually the Vanilla oroana Dodson of Ecuador. They have similar inflorescences and flower morphology. Vanilla costaricensis is a climber and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome and because of the difficulty associated with transplanting and cultivating this delicate specie, they have remained in their native home.


The pods are thick, oily and hearty, +/- 23 cm lenght and with an average weight between 9 and 14 grams. They have a gentle nutty aroma added to sweet vanilla tones, fresh oats, chocolate and nuts notes.


Chefs will surely love its aromas and flavours and appreciate its size and abondance of seeds too, making it a vanilla of first choice for gourmet and gastronome.


Pods measure +/- 23 cm for an average weight of 10g. A kilo is about 100 beans.

Moisture: 24.88%

Vanillin:  1.81%

Acid Vanillic: 0.24%

Alcohol Vanillic: 0.10%

Hydroxybenzaldehyde: 0.27%

Hydroxybenzoic acid: 0.11%

Alcohol Hydroxybenzoic: 0.10%

Packaging: 1 pod or more in glass tubes or glass jars or in sachets

Costa Rica origin certified

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