Indonesian vanilla products are well-knownin the worldwide market for their unique flavor profile. The islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, and Papua are the largest vanilla bean producersin Indonesia. These beans boast a blend of sweet, creamy, and smoky notes, with hints of chocolate, caramel, and tobacco.

Indonesia’s production capacity allows it to be a significant player in the global vanilla market. In fact, it is reported to be the second-largest vanilla producer in the world, following Madagascar.

Historically, vanilla has played a very important role in Indonesian culture

Vanilla has played a significant role in Indonesian culture for centuries. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia, vanilla was first introduced in 1819 as part of a garden collection at the Bogor Botanical Garden. By the 1960s, vanilla plantations flourished on the island of Java, leading to the beans’ global recognition as “Java Vanilla Beans.”

Production eventually spread to other parts of Indonesia, including Sumatra, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, and Papua, starting in 1864. In 2020, vanilla plantations covered an area of 9,291 hectares, with production reaching 1,412 tonnes

Sweet victory in Italy! Adore Vanilla proudly emerges victorious, claiming the Innovation Award in the Organic/Free Form category at Sigep.

Adore Vanilla was one of the companies facilitated by ITPC Hamburg at the Biofach 2024 exhibition.

Adore Vanilla was one of the companies facilitated by ITPC Hamburg at the Biofach 2024 exhibition.

Why Indonesia vanilla is so good?

With its consistent flavour, unlike other vanilla, Indonesian vanilla is suitable for cooking at both high and low temperatures. Climate, soil properties and drying methods all contribute to the unique, smoky flavor of Indonesian vanilla. In some regions vanilla is grown in areas rich in volcanic material. These volcanic components make the surrounding soil nutritious for growing crops

Moreover, Indonesia is a tropical country, which means it has sufficient sunlight for the drying process. The result is beans that are slightly less pliable than other Planifolia varieties, yet the strength of the pods produces a rich and strong vanilla caviar, which sustains its unique flavour and aroma qualities.

How to I find trusted vanilla bean suppliers?

Our main task is to promote Indonesian products. ITPC Hamburg is ready to help you find trusted vanilla suppliers from Indonesia. In addition, we can assist you if you want to import any products from Indonesia.

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