Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds
Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds
Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds
Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds
Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds

Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds

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Our Cardamom Seeds are bright and aromatic, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The fragrant, crunchy seeds have been removed from the pods, and they’re ready to dot pastries and jams and add depth to your favorite chicken recipe and give your coffee a Middle Eastern twist.

All you need to do is grind the seeds directly into your dishes as you cook for coarsley ground cardamom, with tons of flavor and a little crunch!

The grinder that the seeds come in is perfect for coarsely ground cardamom seeds with a wonderful crunchy texture. If you prefer your cardamom ground more finely, unscrew the top and grind the seeds in an electric grinder or mortar and pestle. 

  • Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Aliases: Decorticated cardamom seeds
  • Process: Hot-air-dried
  • Ingredients: Cardamom seeds, decorticated (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Tasting notes: Ginger • Apricots • Jungle Flowers

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Guatemala exports 80% of the world’s cardamom, but the spice is virtually unknown in local markets. It is grown exclusively for export, mostly on tiny plots by indigenous farmers in the country’s remote mountainous region.

Guatemala's cloud forests are ideal for growing cardamom, which thrives in temperate high-altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensure that the cardamom has very high levels of fragrant essential oils.

Our cardamom is grown on one of the only single-estate cardamom farms in Guatemala, which is also the only farm to manage the supply chain in its entirety, from cultivation to harvesting, drying and export. Cardamom is officially graded only by its size and green color; however, those factors don’t correlate to flavor. This cardamom has a yellow tinge since it's allowed to ripen fully, resulting in softer, fruitier, and overall more complex flavor.

Meet the Farmer

Our relationship with partner farmer Don Amilcar in Guatemala is one of our longest-standing and closest farmer partnerships. Maybe he was amused when Ethan first visited the farm in 2016 and hauled back a duffel back full of Don Amilcar's vine-ripened cardamom pods in 2016. We all hoped that would be the beginning of a long partnership... and it was.

In 2020, we brought in more than 20,000 pounds of spices from him, which, among other things, helped him build a new farmhouse. (Last photo, scroll to the end. )

Don Amilcar planted his first cardamom vine when he was 9 years old. In the years since then, he's created the only vertically integrated cardamom operation in Guatemala with his own farm, his own drying facility and now, his own export operation run by his daughter Meyllin.

His farming operation is so impressive and produces cardamom so good that Saveur called him "the farmer shaking up the Guatemalan cardamom trade."

Want to check out his farm? You can watch a short video we made with him here.

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09/30/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

Love!! This cardamom!

I will definitely be buying more of your spices! This cardamom is by far the best I have had. Cardamom is my all time favorite spice, and this is fantastic! A burst of fresh flavor. I have since ordered a custom spice box for a gift, and they reached out to tell me how much they like your spices too. I’m a fan. Thanks for a great product. DJ L

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09/18/2021
Lydia
United States United States

So flavorful!

This cardamom is so good, vibrant flavor and nice crunch in baked goods. Also I'm old school for brewing coffee and use a stove top percolator (I'm fortunate enough to have a gas cooktop!) because I think it produces coffee with the best flavor and no bitterness-and adding about 20 grinds of this to the coffee basket(I put it on top of the ground beans)before brewing is simply AMAZING!!!

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08/29/2021
Alana C.
United States United States

My favorite spice purveyors!

Love the Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds. Adds discerning flavor to any cake, cookie or other baked goods.

NP
08/27/2021
Nadia P.
United States United States

Love Cardamom

Love using cardamom in my baking and now that fall is coming, I can't wait to enhance my baked goods with these Cloud Forest Cardamom seeds!

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08/06/2021
Linda N.
United States United States

Love it!

The Cloud Forest Cardamom is beautifully scented and pungent (a little goes a long way). My favorite spice! I'm so happy to have found this.

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