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What is the price per kilo of Vanilla beans ?
Every year, the price per kilo of vanilla beans goes up or down.
How is this possible?How do we arrive at price explosions or price crises on the kilo of vanilla beans?
Bourbon Gold Vanilla from Madagascar - Prices for Professionals according to quantity
From 312.70€ HT for one kilo of Bourbon Gold vanilla from Madagascar +16cm
DHL express delivery included in Europe
Vanilla Sauvage Gourmet Refined - Papua New Guinea - Wholesale PriceDès 284.27€ HT for one kilo of Sauvage Gourmet Vanilla Refined +14cmDHL express delivery included in Europe
The vanilla market is a market of experts. There are many parameters that must be taken into account.
The food industry is the first consumer of vanilla beans. Vanilla is the leading flavouring used worldwide.It is clearly ahead of natural coffee and cocoa flavours.Many industrial recipes include real vanilla beans in the manufacture of their ice creams, yoghurts and desserts.This can be in the form of vanilla powder, vanilla extracts, natural vanilla flavourings.It is also used in certain drinks, for example, Coca-Cola is the world's leading consumer of vanilla, with an absorption of an average of 10 % of world production.
Industrial recipes can be changed with vanilla substitutes (synthetic vanillin, natural vanillin extracted from the fermentation of rice, cloves,...). It takes a considerable amount of time to change a recipe that has been validated in industry (standards, sourcing, taste quality of the final product). Synthetic vanilla can in no way replace the accuracy and aromatic amplitude of real vanilla beans.The manufacturers who use vanilla beans know this. They also know the tastes of consumers and their palates
Harvests are also increasingly subject to climatic hazards.Recently, Madagascar experienced a cyclone that devastated part of the vanilla plantations in the North-East of the country, the SAVA. For this region producing 80% of the world's supply, this was terrible. All the work that had been done in recent years was swept away in a few hours.
If Indonesia, Papua, India or Madagascar face a natural disaster in one of these production areas, the vanilla market reacts immediately.
For several years, the Chinese and Brazilians have fallen in love with vanilla.Vanilla consumption in these countries has exploded. This feminine and bewitching aroma is appreciated, like chocolate, by the majority of palates worldwide.It is difficult to resist the call of an ice cream made with real vanilla beans or a dessert featuring vanilla.
Vanilla has the advantage of being easy to combine in the kitchen. It goes well with sweet dishes as well as savoury ones (chicken with vanilla, scallops with vanilla curry).
World demand, which has been growing at a rate of 3% in recent years, is on the way to accelerating.This is reflected in the price of vanilla per kilo, which has stabilised at a much higher level than a few years ago.
The price of vanilla can vary significantly within the same country.
It will then be necessary to concentrate on :
Just because a vanilla bean comes from Madagascar or Papua New Guinea does not mean that it is excellent or not.As with wine, there are many different qualities in each country. To understand and know the vanilla market, the secret is to keep learning.Receiving samples, long months of sourcing, daily contacts with producers and collectors...
As with the great wines of our vineyards and gastronomy in general, the love of the job and the will to do it well are the key.From love comes passion and sometimes the story of a lifetime. The quest for ever finer quality, new flavours, vanilla pleasure.
I have decided to dedicate my life to my two passions: my partner and vanilla