The Papua Indonesian Vanilla Beans - Grade A For Vanilla Extract & Baking (Retail)


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Best Price: $13.99/oz when you buy a 4oz pouch or more.
Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Indonesia
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Smokey & woody vanilla
Extract Taste: Dark chocolate, caramel, bold vanilla
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We are pleased to offer Indonesian vanilla beans. Buy just one or a few to make your own, homemade vanilla extracts or other vanilla-based items.

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VanillaPura's planifolia Indonesian Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, dark aroma. This particular vanilla bean is our original Indonesian vanilla bean. It originates from the Papua region, which is the most eastern region of Indonesia directly above Australia and relatively near to Tonga and Tahiti. 


When you first open a pouch of Indonesian vanilla beans from Papua, your nose will be met with dark, earthy vanilla notes that are bold and pronounced. As you bring an individual bean closer to your nose, the aroma will tease of dark chocolate with a smokey, bourbon-like accent further defining its perfect placement in your richest desserts. Finally, after months (or even years) of extraction, your finished extract will demonstrate a pronounced vanilla aroma with bold vanilla notes and subtle hints of caramel, cocoa and earthy, all-natural sweetness.

Papua Indonesian vanilla beans are very oily with a strong vanilla scent. They are usually between 5" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. These vanilla beans are a favorite among dark chocolate lovers. They are the perfect compliment to some of your dark and rich desserts. Their smokey undertones pair well with bourbon for at-home extract making.

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

Papua Indonesia is located ideally for vanilla cultivation within the world's "bean belt". The rugged terrain of this area makes cultivation difficult but the soil and climate provide high harvest yields and exquisite tastes. These ideal climate and soil conditions have helped to make Indonesia the second largest producer of vanilla beans in the world, just behind Madagascar. As a country, Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands spanning 735,000 square miles surrounded by beautiful waters right on the equator. The broad expanse of land, climate and unique soil conditions across Indonesia result in an equally diverse vanilla offering. An Indonesian vanilla bean grown in one region is entirely different than an Indonesian vanilla bean grown in another region. 

When extracted using VanillaPura's techniques with aged spirits, Papua Indonesian Vanilla beans are sure to enhance any culinary creation. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Gregory D. Smith
Good strong aroma

Making vanilla, cacao extract with rain vodka.


Haven't started the extract yet but will soon.


Excellent beans!

Amanda Smyth
Great quality beans

Just received these last week and now have them extracting in dark rum and bourbon. These beans will definitely stand up to the spices in the rum and the smoke of the bourbon. Now, the hard part is the wait! Will probably order more to make vanilla paste, these smelled amazing! Definitely great quality.

High quality and high price

All vanilla is really expensive right now, so you pay a high price everywhere. I ordered some cheap beans from someone else and they arrived with mold. So you get what you pay for and I think these guys are probably the highest quality that I have found. Still, I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it's expensive. Again, I guess like anything you get what you pay for.