Sweet Allspice

Price $7.00

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We get our sweet, rich allspice in microlots from the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
Our sweet allspice has a characteristic smoky warmth, reminiscent of toasted almonds and baked fruit.



It’s a perfect addition to spiced holiday desserts like pumpkin or apple pie, adds depth and complexity to beverages like cocktails, chai masala, or hot chocolate, and even works well with meat dishes like chili, bolognese or curries.

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Amilcar Pereira

Amilcar lives in the beautiful Alta Verapaz Department in central Guatemala where he grows cardamom and other spices. He has partnered with Burlap & Barrel for years as they seek to further traceability and transparency to the spice trade.

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Did you know that the world’s leading producer of cardamom since 1980 is Guatemala? As the third-most expensive spice in the world, cardamom is quite the delicacy. In 1914 a German plantation owner brought green cardamom to Guatemala to grow on his coffee estate. Cardamom grows best in cool, humid climates with high elevation.

Amilcar Pereira and his partner, Francisco Lavignino, are the only exporters to grow and process their own spices. Most of the farms in Alta Verapaz are managed by smallholder farmers of Mayan descent. Pereira began his career as a migrant laborer working for these farmers. He has worked his way up to managing an impressive, vertically-integrated farming business.

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