Lampung Black Pepper
Our Lampung black pepper comes from a small region called Kota Bumi or "Center of the Earth". Here farmers still use the traditional system of shade-growing peppercorns. Glossy leaved vines meander naturally up the trunks of tropical shade trees providing protection from heat and harsh sunlight. On the forest floor, nitrogen-fixing legumes are planted in rings around the pepper vines, offering a constant source of nutrients and safe harbour for beneficial insects that are protecting the vines from diseases. The pepper berries themselves are incredibly pungent when grown in this system, having an almost chili pepper like heat.
The quality of these peppers in relation to the current standard is truly unimaginable. Our selection is derived from less than 1% of the total available harvest in a shade-grown pepper field, berries that are singled out and harvested at the peak of ripeness. Lampung black pepper has a very bold and pungent flavour - even stronger than Malabar. It is a perfect match to your red meats, roasted poultry, grilled vegetables, tomato sauces, marinades and dressings, soft cheese, chai tea, and syrups.
- 90cc (45g.) 100% recycled glass containers, 500 g bags OR 25 kg bags