For 8 years, I have been selecting for you the best vanilla beans from the plantations.
It is very easy to find vanilla on the internet but much more difficult to find a quality craft that goes off the beaten trac
k. I offer you here vanilla beans with a rare and intense aroma
Main notes: Cacaotée, fruity.Aromatic: A very fruity vanilla with a cocoa finish.Quality: 11 to 13cm - 25 to 30% humidity - Long traditional maturing.Use: Ideal to discover Bourbon Gold vanilla.Origin - Plantations : SAVA - Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, AndapaPackaging : Resealable bag."Small Bourbon vanilla beans, my entry-level product."
Superb Bourbon vanilla beans, a very tasty set, a maturing period of several months for an amazing result in pastries! Main notes : Cacaotée, Gourmande, Caramélisée Quality: Gold Reserve 14-15cm - 25-30% - Long traditional maturing.Use: A quality to be discovered in desserts as well as in mixed cuisine (Vanilla Chicken, Vanilla Scallops).Origin -...
The best quality of Vanille Bourbon Gold from my refining process. The result is simply one of the most beautiful vanillas in the world. An exceptional vintage that makes us smile when we discover it. Main notes: Cocoa, Vanilla, Sweets, Fruity.Quality: Prestige +16cm - 25 to 30%Use: Your best recipes deserve the best.Origin - Plantations : Andapa -...
Main notes: Gingerbread, honey, floral.Aromatic: The joy of discovering a fragrant Tahitensis vanilla.Quality: 11-13cm - Maturing in a trunk - Harvest 2018Use: English cream, infusion in milk, homemade syrups.Origin - Plantations: Highlands of Papua.Packaging: Reclosable bag."An excellent price/quality ratio, an incredible range"
Main notes: Island flowers, gingerbread, leather-glass. Sensation: A quality with a maturing period of 12 months. Aromatic: A vanilla with a rare amplitude and "off the beaten track". Colour: Striated ebony, pearly and silvery sheen. Caliber: Gold Reserve - Gourmet +14cm Origin - Plantations: Highlands region - Mount Kabangama, Goroka.Packaging:...
Main notes: Notes of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries.Aromatic: An exceptionally fruity dry vanilla after a very long traditional maturing process.Quality: 13-15cm - 20 to 25% humidity.Use: Syrups, arranged rum, jams, crème brûlée.Origin - Plantations : SAVA - Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, AndapaPackaging : Resealable bag."Be curious, discover a...
Main notes: Honey notes, sweet, fruity, creamy.Aromatic: An exceptionally fruity dry vanilla after a very long traditional maturing process.Quality: 16-18cm - 20-25% humidity - dry.Use: Syrups, arranged rum, jams, crème brûlée.Origin - Plantations : SAVA - Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, AndapaPackaging : Resealable bag."The fruitiest vanilla in my...
Main notes: Cacaotée, fruity.Aromatic: A very fruity vanilla with a cocoa finish.Quality: 14 to 15cm - 25 to 30% humidity - Long traditional maturing.Use: Ideal to discover Bourbon Gold vanilla.Origin - Plantations : SAVA - Sambava, Antalaha, Vohémar, AndapaPackaging : Resealable bag.1kg of Bourbon Gold vanilla 14-15cm equals 300 to 350 beans...
Main notes: Cacaotée, Gourmand, Powerful. Aromatic: A Bourbon vanilla that reflects the quality of yesteryear. Quality : Reserve Gold +16cm - Ripening in "Grand Cru" trunk - Harvest 2019 Use: One vanilla bean is enough for one recipe. The complexity of my Bourbon Gold vanilla from Madagascar can be found after infusion Origin - Plantations : SAVA -...
Main notes : Cacaotée, Wild, Intensely vanilla. Aromatic: The strongest vanilla I've ever offered. Colour: Large pods, Pearly black, Vanilla essential oil. Quality: Gold Reserve +14cm - Harvest 2018 Use: Pastries, simmered dishes (veal blanquette, stews) Origin - Plantations: Rwenzori region, Kibale, Kyambura, Bwindi, N'dali.Packaging: reclosable bag...
Main notes: fruity, caramelized, bewitching.Aromatic: A rare vanilla, with a powerful nose and "off the beaten track" which represents a tiny part of Madagascar's harvest (about 0.001%)Quality: Luxury +17cm - long maturation - Harvest 2018Use: It works wonders in desserts, salty dishes (such as scallops with vanilla) and arranged rums.Origin -...
Through my travels to vanilla and spice producing countries, I have established partnerships with producer-collectors. You will discover that each vanilla bean has a unique nose and aromatic amplitude depending on the region of production, its maturation or its variety.
Respect for a long traditional maturing process is also one of my signatures. The result can be a darker Bourbon Gold vanilla with full-bodied cocoa notes, a drier Ugandan vanilla with wild notes or a very floral Papua vanilla. Every year, I do my utmost so that you can discover new aromatic vanilla palette
My goal is for my customers to understand that the scent of real vanilla can be very different from what we imagine.
It's often a discovery when you first receive my selections. I am looking for aromatic intensity, power, feminine or wild notes that will make me "vibrate" and make my clients happy.
My goal? Discover year after year new harvests, superb vanilla with exotic notes that make you travel just by smelling it
I wanted to offer you a Bourbon vanilla that might surprise you with its intensity.
Every year, it is important that my Madagascar Bourbon vanilla keeps beautiful warm and cocoa notes.
When I received my first batch in 2019, I was surprised to discover bottom notes that tended to be caramel-like.
As with the Grands Crus, a Bourbon vanilla is a geographical appellation. In this region, there are many producers, each with their own know-how.
Beyond the mastery of each vanilla producer, we are going to look at the maturing process, the harvests, whether or not they are fully ripe, the climatic conditions, the first notes after 2 months in the trunk, ...
It's easy to find wine in France but name me exceptional wines with an excellent quality-price ratio and a quality that renews itself every year: it will be much more difficult!
I could always offer cheaper Bourbon vanilla beans, but my quality would not be the same, why bother?
What I offer and strive to find is a Bourbon vanilla that reflects my signature. I want my customers, when they smell my vanilla, to understand by breathing it all my work.
Do you really want to discover a Bourbon vanilla with a different nose and intensity? Trust David Vanilla.
I offer you a Bourbon vanilla refining that is off the beaten track:
*Bourbon Gold Luxe vanilla, a vanilla I particularly like, with notes of cocoa, butter and caramel. Long maturing in trunk for a singular aromatic precision. Moisture content 28-35%.
When you begin to discover something other than Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar, you quickly become interested in vanilla from Papua New Guinea Papua offers two varieties: Planifolia vanilla (the most common) and Tahitensis vanilla, which is the same variety found in Tahiti.
The maturing of Tahitensis in Papua is done as on a Planifolia vanilla in the world with the difference that it is not scalded.
We find sweet and very exotic notes on this origin. The intensity of the aromatic palette offers characteristic notes of flowers, leather, sometimes slightly roasted
I'm particularly fond of this vanilla. The work of the Papuan communities over the past twenty years is remarkable in promoting this singularity.
It remains a great challenge on the training of producers and collectors to offer a vanilla that is properly matured without developing sprouts.
Too often, the samples don't meet my requirements: the moisture content is too high and the vanilla is poorly refined, without power.
My goal is to offer you a quality with a long maturation and notes faithful to the typicity of a Tahitensis vanilla from Papua New Guinea.
If you wish to discover a vanilla from far away lands with "fireworks" notes, discover the vanilla from Papua New Guinea from David Vanille here
Looking for rarer origins. Uganda is a country that has been struggling to make a name for itself in the vanilla industry in recent years.
It is very difficult for me to find a black vanilla of excellent quality at the moment in this area
The last batch I received was re-refined and sorted by myself because the humidity level and the quality received did not correspond to my specifications.
The result is a refined vanilla with wild notes that will find its recognition in macerations
Want to go off the beaten track and treat yourself to a refined vanilla that stands out from the crowd? Ugandan vanilla will sublimate your arranged rums and your homemade vanilla extracts.
Guadeloupe used to be a vanilla-producing region but the industry has almost disappeared.
Of course, there are still many vanilla makers in Guadeloupe, a remnant of an era when the island's vanilla was renowned in Europe.
Some lovers and enthusiasts continue to develop agroforestry projects, vanilla under shade or in the undergrowth.
The majority of the Plan planifolia vanilla harvested undergoes a transformation with the Bourbon technique (scalding, steaming, maturing), a minority "comb" the vanilla like the one I like and select exclusively.
The vanilla producers of Guadeloupe who perpetuate a refining process by "scarifying" the vanilla preserve a unique know-how in the French West Indies.
I can only encourage this approach which allows vanilla to develop exceptional and singular notes.
The scarified Guadeloupe vanilla planifolia will develop musky, woody and deep notes. The vanilla Pompona de Guadeloupe scarified as for it will propose balsamic, floral, ample notes that no vanilla can equal.
The latter is a variety that has almost disappeared from the globe. It's rarer than a diamond.
To discover the vanilla of Guadeloupe, do not hesitate to browse my site in the category "All about Vanilla" or by discovering my technical data sheets.