Group Buy - The Albius - Vanilla Beans from Reunion - For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Grade A)


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Gourmet vanilla named after Edmond Albius, the enslaved 12-year-old on the French Island of Reunion that invented the process of hand pollinating vanilla beans in 1841. 

Best Price: $42.73/oz when you buy a 4oz pouch.
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Reunion
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Sweet vanilla. Honey. Earthy and Caramel.
Extract Taste: A unique vanilla extract with earthy notes of caramel, honey and a soft hint of tropical fruit.
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VanillaPura's V. planifolia Albius Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and boast a flavor that is unique to the French island of Reunion. In fact, no other vanilla bean that we have introduced to date comes with characteristics of earthy caramel and honey, a sweet blend that could only be grown in the tropics of this small island off the eastern coast of Madagascar in the Indian ocean. 

reunion on a map

We named this beautiful vanilla bean after the 12-year-old slave that invented the process of hand pollinating vanilla orchids in 1841. It's because of him that we even have vanilla beans today. His name is one that all extract makers and vanilla connoisseurs should not quickly forget. A pioneer in our industry whose contribution to our world is a wave of vanilla bean sweetness that covers the earth. Every single commercial vanilla bean farm in the world today uses Edmund's technique. 

Picture of Edmond Albius   

This is a group buy product page for vanilla bean group buy participants. Group buy orders are combined with other customer orders and may have a lead time of 4-8 weeks. The result is the lowest priced, gourmet vanilla beans anywhere. "Wait a little, and save a lot!" 


(Arial view of Reunion)

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 3 beans or as many as 10 beans. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Heide Blow

Beautiful beans. I dunked them in Red Eye Louie's Whisquila along with some Madagascar Beans. Now to wait 2 long years!