These are the stories of Essential Spice. The stories of personal relationships that bear real fruit told from the first person perspective of our founder. We don’t identify our close partners by name because the volatile nature of some of their environments and their prosperous relationship with us could bring unwanted attention.
The Story Of
Smoked Chilies From Mexico
Essential Spice goes to the origins of these food ingredients. In each case, we’ve spent years of effort on the ground with these farms, farmers, and farming co-ops. A great example of this is our chilis. We needed a really good, strong chili vendor. We worked for months/years to find a reliable and high quality vendor.
The Origin Of
Vanilla Beans From Madagascar
Our story in Madagascar is well documented and unbelievably valuable for the community, but the story of the generation of that relationship still blows my mind. At the time, when we went to Madagascar to develop Vanilla Beans and Extract all of the farmers and the people who processed these beans had no idea what they were even used for. These people were doing back breaking work with no idea about the end use of the product. We travelled to Madagascar and began developing relationships locally.
The Tales Of
Black Pepper From India
Our friend in India comes from a family of black pepper farmers and was the first of that family to go to school and get an education. His goal was to get his family out of the cycle of local exporters and bring opportunity and profit margins that could sustain their family and help them grow their community.