We work directly with partner farms and cooperatives around the world to source unique, beautiful spices. Other spice companies work through complex, opaque networks of brokers and middlemen, who drive prices up, hold spices in warehouses for years and obscure their origin. The spices you get in a supermarket don't even list the country of origin, let alone the region. Instead of a harvest date, they list a "manufacturing date" when the spice was packaged, but which doesn't tell you when it was harvested or how old it actually is.
Our partner farms are carefully chosen based on a number of criteria: high quality products, unique spice varietals, sustainable environmental practices (including traditional organic techniques) and fair labor practices. By circumventing outdated systems of brokers and middlemen, we bring you the highest quality, freshest and most flavorful spices in the world at a price that's fair to you and fair to the farmer.
Many of our spices are harvested especially for us and to our specifications, and as such, certain spices and larger orders may require a lead time of 2-6 weeks for delivery. Discounts are available for large and/or recurring orders. Please contact us for more information.
All of our spices are packed in recyclable food-safe paper packages, which are airtight and make good storage containers. Freshness matters, and we believe spices should be purchased in smaller quantities to keep them from sitting in the back of your cupboard for years and turning bland.