Group Buy The Colorado Ecuadorian Vanilla Beans - For Vanilla Extract Making & Baking Grade-A

$18.95 $21.95

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Best Price: $15.99/oz when you buy a 1kg pouch.
Bean Family: V. tahitensis
Bean Origin: Ecuador
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Vanilla, flora, nectarine
Extract Taste: Pronounced vanilla with velvety undertones of nectarines & dried fruit. 
Best Extract Spirit: Visit our spirit pairing guide.
This is a "Group Buy" (previously 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 4-8 weeks. "Wait a little. Save a lot." 
We are pleased to present the latest addition to our family of grade-A vanilla beans. This vanilla bean is grown near the region Santo Domingo De Los Colorados. "De Los Colorados" refers to a local ethnic group called the Tsachila where it is the custom of men in that tribe to dye their hair with the extract of the achiote plant. The knowledge of how to extract oils from fruits dates back thousands of years in this region. 

man with hair died by achiote plant.

The predominant flavor of this beautiful vanilla bean is a bold vanilla that is sweet and and rich with tropical fruit undertones and sweet spice. The mixture of flavors is similar to nectarines, perhaps an understated hint of anise, dried tropical fruit and flora. This makes The Colorado one of the most unique vanilla experiences in the world. Perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise, given the rich, fertile and lush soils where this bean is grown. 

Landscape of Ecuador


The Colorado is the perfect vanilla bean for a sweet extract utilizing rum or vodka as its alcohol base. For cooking, the caviar of this bean is a perfect addition to homemade ice cream, fruit-based pastries, creams and frostings. It will make a vanilla sugar that is totally unique and can be converted into a powder with innumerable culinary applications. 

All VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. Each bean is inspected individually before pouching. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Vivian Courtney-Komaromi

I have yet to process these beans, but, they look amazing and smell even better. I can't wait to get them in some Reigncane vodka touring outtheir true flavors.

Oh, the heavenly smell!

Love the wonderful vanilla and nectarine smell of the Colorado Ecuadorian beans. I just decanted some that were in Platinum 7x vodka and Bacardi white rum. The taste test was delicious. I'm going to use it in some peach crisp and maybe some ice cream.

Allen Cormier

Great beans. Smells great 👍

Heather Egan
Spur of the moment meets best idea

I purchased this back during winter break as a spur of the moment purchase. They were wonderfully fragrant and I immediately began them in a vodka to keep the fruity notes as pure as possible. Looking forward to next winter break when I can use this with my holiday baking!


Always worth the wait for co-op orders from Vanilla Pura. Excellent quality beans and weigh exactly what they are supposed to weigh