Main notes : Wild, spicy, creamy, undergrowth. Finishing notes : Leather-slide.
Fining: A wild vanilla, matured semi-dry.
Aromatic: A micro batch with a unique amplitude.
Color: Striated 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. Producers have had a lot of credit because no one 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 left to train themselves in the fertilization of vanilla flowers. When the flowers were fertilized and the beans started to grow, an umpteenth journey had to be set up to understand the different stages of maturation of 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 more fluid management of vanilla plantations, but also allows the new village economy to be put to good use.
I am in permanent 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 own contribution, in my own way
Papua Vanilla's top-of-the-range, top-of-the-line vanilla!
A vanilla with a greedy aromatic palette, gingerbread and floral notes.
Superb beans with a moisture content of 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.
Black Gourmet Vanilla 20-25% moisture, 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.
I was spellbound by its aroma. I was so used to Bourbon vanilla, to the planifolia species. I fell in love at first sight as intensely as when I discovered pompona Schiede vanilla from Guadeloupe. As in love, it is always difficult to explain "Quivering", the alchemy that makes you, at the first second, be overwhelmed by an origin.
Many of you understand 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 as the one found in French Polynesia. A singular aromatic, so different from the others. A complex nose that opens with spicy notes on the palate, with base notes of flowers and leather and 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. Vanilla prices being high, the refining was not well done on the majority of the samples or the vanilla was not picked when fully ripe.
A region that is very difficult to access because there are no roads leading there from Port Moresby, the capital in the north of Papua New Guinea. You either have to 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 the vanillas do not occur at the same time depending on the area, which further complicates collection.
Beyond the total personal investment required to develop a partnership, the quality of this grand cru is the Reward:
This vanilla is a 3 year old DUO.
To make the most of the whole of its aromatic palette, take care to split your pod along its entire length, remove the seeds and put the whole in your preparation
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Patrice R. published the 29/07/2020 following an order made on 12/07/2020
Les gousses commandées en promo semblent dater d'environ un an (liquidation avant réception nouvelle récolte ?). Ont elles la même puissance aromatique ? Il faudrait préciser l'âge des gousses, la date limite d'utilisation sur le site et la diminution de qualité (s'il y en a une) pour un produit stocké depuis plusieurs mois. Il manque une information sur la qualité selon moi.
Marylene C. published the 27/07/2020 following an order made on 15/07/2020
Super glace vanille
Anthony C. published the 22/07/2020 following an order made on 28/06/2020
Excellents produits !
Eliot R. published the 21/07/2020 following an order made on 09/07/2020
Mickaël B. published the 21/07/2020 following an order made on 09/07/2020
Très bien comme d’habitude
Béatrice F. published the 21/07/2020 following an order made on 01/07/2020
Très bien excellent gousses
Valentine S. published the 17/07/2020 following an order made on 04/07/2020
De belles gousses de qualité. Je recommande !!
Marie-Bernard C. published the 17/07/2020 following an order made on 04/07/2020
Sandra G. published the 16/07/2020 following an order made on 29/06/2020
RAS Envoi rapide et soigné, produit de qualité. Je recommande.