Group Buy - The Popondetta PNG Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)

$22.95 $25.95

Select # of Beans per Package
Best Price: $21.27/oz when you buy an 8oz pouch.
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Papua New Guinea
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Buttery, Rich, Fruity Vanilla
Extract Taste: Sweet, fruity vanilla with buttery richness
Best Extract Spirit: Visit our spirit pairing guide.
This is a "Group Buy" (previously called co-op) product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include group buy products usually ship in 4-6 weeks.
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Welcome to Papau New Guinea, home to one of the most vanillin-rich vanilla beans on our planet. This bean is named after Popondetta, a beautiful Southern port city on the South East side of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

VanillaPura's Popondetta Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and boast one of the highest vanillin content levels of all vanilla beans. They are plump, dark, rich in oils and have a bold traditional vanilla aroma and taste when used in your extracts. Virtually any spirit will do when making vanilla extracts with this exquisite vanilla bean. 


When you first open a pouch of Popondetta vanilla beans, your nose will be met with pure vanilla bliss. It is one of the most rich vanilla experiences that we have encountered. It's a simple, elegant, fruity and traditional vanilla experience, much like Sumatra or Tongan but naturally a powerful, almost double-fold scent. The people and cultures that produce these amazing vanilla beans are proud of their heritage and the sweetness emanating from their country through this amazing little spice. 



(A picture of primary children in the city of Popondetta displaying their traditional clothing in a cultural celebration.) 

After months (or even years) of extraction, your finished Popondetta extract will demonstrate a bold and pronounced vanilla aroma with enhanced, traditional vanilla sweetness. This will be one of the sweetest vanilla extracts in your cupboard with universal application to every type of cooking.

Our Popondetta PNG vanilla beans are very oily and rich with vanillin. They are usually between 5" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. They are very fragrant and are often the choice of chef's for their outstanding traditional vanilla experience. 

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

On average, there are 5-8 beans/oz depending on the moisture content of the specific batch of vanilla beans. There can be as few as 5 beans or as many as 20 beans. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
bj s.
What a bean!!

5 stars ! Quality is exceptional the beans are beautiful and the oils outstanding! I recommend this bean and will be using Vodka to extract with for the truest flavor of the bean!

Mary Williams
Favorite bean

This is my absolute favorite bean. Plump, oily, the sweetness of vanilla comes through. I've made this bean one of my mother jars that's how much I love this bean.


Excellent vanilla beans

Laura Achten
Amazing beans 💜

Nice plump beans with lots of oils in the bag. When I opened the bag I was amazed by the smell. Strong vanilla smell with hints of something fruity. Can't wait for my extract to be ready.


The beans I received were quite long and full. The smell was rich and darker than what I expected. Looking forward to trying out the extracts using these beans.