Zanzibar Black Peppercorns
Zanzibar Black Peppercorns
Zanzibar Black Peppercorns
Zanzibar Black Peppercorns - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices
Zanzibar Black Peppercorns
Zanzibar Black Peppercorns

Zanzibar Black Peppercorns

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Black pepper grows in bunches like grapes, on a climbing vine. Most black peppercorns are harvested while still green, and the drying process gives them their distinctive dark skin. Ours are allowed to ripen longer on the vine before being hand-picked and sun-dried, resulting in a rich chocolate-colored pepper berry with dense wrinkles and a bright, fruity spiciness.

Burlap & Barrel is the exclusive importer of Zanzibar black pepper into the United States. Our pepper, like all of our spices from Zanzibar, are grown organically.

What they're saying:

Bloomberg writes that this pepper's flavor “punches through with fruitiness and heat—and totally redefines a spice you thought you knew.”

Alison Stewart, Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, says "When I started using their black pepper, I was like, 'This is a whole other level of taste.'"

Brooks Headley, Chef @ Superiority Burger, calls it "Our favorite black pepper."

Greg Baxtrom, Chef-Owner, Olmsted and Maison Yaki "One of my favorite black peppers, the Zanzibar Black Peppercorn grinder is perfect for just about everything, from crusting a steak to finishing a fresh salad."

  • Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% whole black peppercorns (Piper nigrum)
  • Tasting notes: Cacao  • Lemon • Tropical Heat

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SOURCING

We source our Zanzibar black pepper from a cooperative of smallholder artisan farmers on the Zanzibar islands off of the eastern coast of Tanzania, many of whose families have been growing pepper and other spices (including our Cinnamon Verum, Pemba Cloves and Stone Nutmeg) for generations. Black peppercorns grow in bunches, like grapes, on a climbing vine and are mostly harvested while still green. Ours are allowed to ripen a little longer, where the pepper turns more orange, before it is hand-picked and sun-dried into a rich chocolate-colored peppercorn berry. It is optimal to store and keep the peppercorns whole, as ground peppercorn loses its flavor and aroma very rapidly.

Like all of the spices from our partner cooperative in Zanzibar, our black pepper is grown on an EU-certified organic farm.

Meet the Farmer: Bwana Bakari (pictured with his child) is the chair of the farmers' cooperative, where we source our peppercorns in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Each year, he leads the cooperative in harvesting these spicy, citrusy peppercorns by hand, which are then hand sorted to check for quality.

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06/12/2021
Peggy S.
United States
Very impressive

I’m so impressed with the quality and freshness of my spices. It’s add a new level of taste to my cooking.

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06/02/2021
Anonymous
Canada Canada
Excellent very fresh!

All the spices I ordered is very fresh and made a huge difference in my dishes.

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06/01/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Delightfully pungent aroma and full and warm aftertaste.

The whole family could taste the difference between our usual Tellecherry pepper and the Zanzibar black peppercorns. The pepper brings out the flavors of our vegan dishes beautifully.

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06/01/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Great Spices

Peppercorns are great - flavorful, spicy, and with a great peppery smell - and in a nice grinder.

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06/01/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Great Spices

Peppercorns are great - flavorful, spicy, and with a great peppery smell - and in a nice grinder.

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