Vanilla beans are a great way to take an ordinary recipe and make it extraordinary. IndriVanilla beans are full-bodied, natural Bourbon vanilla beans (Vanilla planifolia).
They are grown, harvested, and cured in small batches by a farmer's co-op on the island of Java in Indonesia. IndriVanilla purchases direct from the farmer at fair trade prices. The glossy beans are soft, super plump and very pliable--no brittle beans here! Our current vanilla beans are approximately 15-18 cm (6-7.5+ inches).
They are grown organically without pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic chemicals, but due to the small operation, are not certified organic. Premium-grade vanilla beans may vary considerably in thickness (plumpness) and density of caviar. These beans have a very well-developed Java vanilla aroma and flavor that is deep and warm, often described as a unique smoky/woody flavor. This flavor is perfect for richer desserts that inlcude chocolate, caramel and other deep flavors.
1/8 pound is approximately 13-15 beans Approximately $2.15/bean
1/4 pound is approximately 26-30 beans Approximately $2.05/bean
1/2 pound is approximately 55-60 beans Approximately $1.95/bean
1 pound is approximately 110-120 beans Approximately $1.85/bean
Please note, bean sizes vary from batch to batch. We attempt to keep the number of beans per weight up to date with each batch that we receive from our farmer. However, there may be times that you receive a few less beans then listed, but there may also be times that you receive even more beans then listed above.