Group Buy The Chiapas - Bahiana Vanilla Beans from Southern Mexico - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)

$52.95 $54.95

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Bean Family: Bahiana
Bean Origin: Mexico
Quality: Grade-A (pliabile, moist, oily) - Short & Wide
Aroma: Warm vanilla, hint of mocha & spice
Extract Taste: Rich vanilla, notes of chocolate, coffee and spice
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Introducing The Chiapas - Mexican Bahiana

The biggest little vanilla bean you've ever experienced.

Welcome to Southern Mexico and to an entirely new species of vanilla bean called Bahiana. We named this bean The Chiapas after the beautiful Southern-most state of Mexico on the border of Guatemala. This bean originated in Brazil and is now cultivated in southern Mexico. It's incredibly sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla spice. 

This beautiful Grade-A vanilla bean is a Bahiana bean, which means a few things:

  • First, it's incredibly plump. Not long (in fact, kind of short). But full of caviar and vanilla bean sweetness. Just 4-5 beans/oz normally.
  • Second, it's a newer species found originally in Brazil and just now starting to be cultivated in more places. It's one of the most rare vanilla beans on our planet. 
  • Finally, like the Pompona bean, its orchid is much larger and can be pollinated by bees, but is still pollinated by hand since the pollination window is so short.


The Bahiana species of vanilla bean has an entirely different taste and aroma as traditional Planifolia and Tahitensis vanilla. It's also a more rich and complex vanilla than the Pompona species. But it's still in the vanilla bean family so its primary scent will be familiar to you. It will present a bold, classic vanilla base, but there will be stronger notes of chocolate and coffee. You will also note the presence of subtle dried fruit and a spicy vanilla kick that is found often within vanilla beans from Mexico. It's truly a flavor and aroma experience all to itself. 


State of Chiapas Map

(The State of Chiapas in Southern Mexico)

These vanilla beans are not as prolific as the commercially-familiar Planifolia and Tahitensis beans. They don't bloom as often as many orchids, they take longer to mature, their size makes them more difficult to cultivate in quantity, so their global supply is very low. As such, the price for whole, grade-A quality Bahiana vanilla beans is extremely high. 

 City in Chiapas

 (Beautiful tropical town of San Cristobal in the state of Chiapas) 

After months (or even years) of extraction, your finished Chiapas Bahiana vanilla extract will present a strong vanilla aroma with creamy and succulent vanilla undertones including hints caramel, chocolate and a vanilla spice that includes notes of coffee and a very slight hint of tropical fruit. 

This vanilla bean creates a beautiful extract to add to your cooking arsenal with applications in traditional cakes, cookies, frostings, holiday tarts and summertime cobbler and homemade ice cream. 

The Chiapas Mexican Bahiana vanilla beans are very oily and rich with vanillin. They are short, but fat between 3" - 5" inches long and have a dark brown color. There are typically 4-6 beans in an ounce. 

VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. 

Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Laura Achten
Small in size big in oils

These are shorter beans, but nice and plump. Only had 6 in an oz and they smelled amazing, chocolate and spice. So much oils in the bag, and fingers. I tried to handle them as little as possible to get all that oil into my extract, they were dripping in oils

Susan Murphy
Must have

These beans are soooo plump and oily. We took them out and could not stop talking about all the sweet vanilla sugar we will have. The beans were so soft n wet. We put some in run and some in vodka. Going to be a long year of waiting.

Cathy Donaldson
Beautiful reddish oils

The Chiapas have so much beautiful rusty red oils in the bag with actual drops, turned my hands red handling them. Only 5 short fat beans to the ounce. Smelled like chocolate coffee and vanilla. Really nice beans . Rinsed my hands in the vodka, so much beautiful oils. Definitely a winner, loved them.😍💞💞

Hannah Weber
So oily

When I first opened the bag, I immediately smelled a spicy and sweet aroma. The beans are very oily and plump. I can’t wait to see how my extract turns out!

Gigi Green
The aromas, the oils!

I just received these in the mail and the first thing I saw was rich chocolate brown oils that filled the bags from edge to edge. Then I opened the bag and spent so much time smelling that deliciousness I almost forgot to take the cute chubby little beans out! Excellent quality, Vanilla Pura never disappoints! So glad I already have 2 more ounces on the way 🥰