How the Organic Vanilla Bean Company sources vanilla

Jack at The Organic Vanilla Bean Company provided this description of their vanilla sourcing process in Papua New Guinea:

We actually source and cure our beans in three ways:

  • We have our own plantations where we grow and cure beans on site.
  • We also buy beans from our Grower Groups (under our control). This will be enhanced now that we are getting an Australian Organic Certification in a few months. The beans that we buy are in the same geographical area as our plantations. Except as below, all beans are grown and cured at these farms.
  • We also buy some green beans from our Grower Group members. We cure these beans ourselves at our depot in Wewak PNG, where we sort and quality control all beans prior to packing and export.