Main notes : Wild, spicy, creamy, undergrowth. Finishing notes : Leathery-slippery.
Sensation: A wild vanilla, refined and semi-dry to discover!
Aromatic: A micro batch with a unique amplitude.
Color: Striped ebony, very oily, silvery sheen.
Size: Gourmet Refined +14cm - Size M
Origin - Plantations: Highlands region - Mount Kabangama, Goroka.
Packaging: Resealable bag
"Discover a vanilla that goes off the beaten track! My thunderbolt!"
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Until 20 years ago, this origin was not known to the market. The producers had a lot of merit because nobody in the region knew about vanilla. The first year, a small group went to the Isle of Manus and came back with cuttings. Three years passed and the first flowers appeared. Members of each community went back to train in the fertilization of vanilla flowers. When the flowers were fertilized and the pods started to grow, an umpteenth journey had to be set up to understand the different stages of refining a vanilla bean.
Today, in the communities of the Sepik region, many people grow vanilla. The income generated by this activity allows the communities to build schools, hire teachers and repair bush roads. The community-based system allows for a more fluid management of vanilla plantations but also allows for the proper use of this new village economy.
I am in constant contact with producers, collectors, community leaders and exporters in this region. These men inspire me and I am proud to be able to contribute to the development of their origins and to make my contribution, in my own way
The top-of-the-range vanilla from Papua, the ultimate!
A vanilla with a greedy aromatic palette, gingerbread and floral notes.
Superb beans with a moisture content between 20 and 25% depending on the quality, fine beans, rich in vanilla beans, semi-dry.
A vanilla intended for lovers of vanilla that has been matured for a long time and who want to buy a discovery.
The Black Gourmet Vanilla 20-25% humidity, fatter with full-bodied and spicy notes of a Tahitensis. Finishes on notes of liquorice and leather. A superb complexity, an intensity to be discovered quickly.
Its aromatic has captivated me. I was so used to Bourbon vanilla, to the planifolia species. I fell in love at first sight as intensely as when I discovered the vanilla Pompona Schiede from Guadeloupe. As in love, it's always difficult to explain "Quivering", the alchemy that makes you, at the first second, be overwhelmed by an origin.
Many of you know what I mean. Epicureans, lovers of wine or noble products have surely already felt this feeling. A vanilla, a sourcing, a very difficult region to access.
A Tahitensis vanilla of the same species found in French Polynesia. A singular aromatic, so different from the others. A complex nose that starts with spicy notes in the attack, followed by base notes of flowers and leather-liquorice.
Sourcing is difficult as the quality of the batches differs from one producer to another. It took a considerable amount of time to find serious partners who met my specifications. The prices of vanilla being high, the refining was not well done on the majority of samples or the vanilla was not picked at full maturity.
A very difficult region to access because there are no roads leading to it from Port Moresby, the capital in the north of Papua New Guinea. You must either take a plane or a boat to get to the Sepik region. Once there, the roads are broken, the villages of the communities are easily 2 days away from the first city.
The maturities of vanilla do not occur at the same time in different areas, which further complicates the collection.
Beyond the total personal investment required to develop a partnership, the quality of this grand cru is the Reward:
This vanilla has a 3 year old DUO.
To make the most of its aromatic palette, take care to split your clove along its entire length, remove the seeds and put the whole thing in your preparation
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Mickaël B. published the 04/04/2020 following an order made on 26/03/2020
Deuxième commande. J’ai démarré avec la classique vanille Bourbon. Déjà d’une qualité bien meilleure que ce qu’on trouve sur le marché en comparant. Là j’ai opté pour la tahitensis. Incroyable les odeurs différentes.. un dessert va vite se faire dans la journée pour voir comment c’est
Marie R. published the 10/03/2020 following an order made on 07/02/2020
Très contente de mon achat, 1ere pour moi d acheter mes gousses par internet, j'appréhendais un peu mais vraiment aucun regret Très bons produits, vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés ... La qualité de ces gousses est incomparable avec les gousses vendues en grande surface ! Rien à voir !
Clement L. published the 16/02/2020 following an order made on 09/02/2020
Très bonne vanille , à voir par la suite une autre variété. Merci
Delphine D. published the 11/02/2020 following an order made on 03/02/2020
La vanille de papousie est superbe. Je l'ai utilisé pour une mousse vanille dans un entremet , le goût est sublime
Elisa B. published the 11/02/2020 following an order made on 30/01/2020
Gousses toujours aussi parfaite, tant par le goût que par les arômes qui s’en dégagent. Qualité prix aussi au rdv. Un grand merci
Fanny L. published the 02/02/2020 following an order made on 26/01/2020
Gousse de vanille de qualité qui sont hyper charnues et qui sentent magnifiquement bon!
Aline G. published the 31/01/2020 following an order made on 19/01/2020
Caroline L. published the 30/01/2020 following an order made on 23/01/2020
Vanille très parfumée. Testée pour yaourt vanille maison. Parfait!
Raphaëlle D. published the 28/01/2020 following an order made on 22/01/2020
Conforme à la présentation, devons maintenant l'utiliser pour donner un avis sur la qualité.