The Yucatan Mexican Vanilla Beans - Grade A for Vanilla Extract & Baking (Retail)


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Bean Family: V. planifolia
Bean Origin: Mexican
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Bold, pronounced vanilla
Extract Taste: Vanilla, mocha, caramel, vanilla spicy kick
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Currently, the Mexican vanilla bean is one of the most expensive and sought-after beans on the market due to limited supply. 

These are grade-A Mexican vanilla beans are grown in the tropics of some of the most nutrient rich and diverse soils in Mexico. When you open the package, you will immediately smell a dark vanilla aroma with hints of cocoa and mocha. Then, when you remove the beans you will smell an earthy bold vanilla with a hint of vanilla spice. If you use these beans to make extract, you will taste and smell a strong, concentrated, sweet vanilla with hints of chocolate, mocha and caramel. It is truly a wonderful and unique vanilla experience. We named this bean The Yucatan after the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula in Southern Mexico. 

Yucatan Map


Given its limited supply, Mexican vanilla it is still one of the more expensive vanilla beans, especially on the east cost of Mexico where hurricanes and adverse weather conditions make growing vanilla a higher-risk proposition. 

Grade A Yucatan Mexican vanilla beans are usually between 6" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. Typically there are 6-7 of these beans in an ounce. They are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract, home cooking or baking. 

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


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
My favorite vanilla bean

I've tried nearly all of VanillaPura's beans, which is to say that I like them all. This vanilla bean, however, is my absolute favorite. Fragrant, oily, sweet and beautiful. You can smell the mocha and cocoa when you open the pouch, but the biggest part of the aroma is the really sweet vanilla. A+. I love it and I highly recommend it.

Jeff Sewell
Best of the Best

The ORIGINAL vanilla bean!
The Mexican bean is by far my favorite!!! I have them in both Vodka and Rum and can't wait until this extract is ready to use. This bean won me over when I opened their vacuumed sealed package. Not only do you smell vanilla, but after a couple of hours of getting some fresh air, the faint aroma of chocolate/mocha/caramel is present. Every bean I received was at least 7" long, plump and just full of caviar (seeds). You will definitely not be disappointed in this bean!!

Beverly W
Like no other vanilla bean

These vanilla beans are complex and wonderful. They smell of vanilla, of course, but also chocolate, mocha and caramel. They are plump and oily and absolutely beautiful in both aroma and touch. They are currently sitting in vodka waiting until next year when I will use their extract and I can't wait!

William H
Great Quality

These are some of the nicest Grade-A beans I've ever received. Full, plump, moist and (whether on purpose or on accident), there was one extra bean in my package. Customer service was also great. I had questions about my shipment and they responded immediately. Great company.

Carlos O
Just got them for the holidays

I've purchased 3 times from VanillaPura. They are 3 for 3. (This is my 4th) I'm making homemade extracts for the holidays. I won't get beans anywhere else now. The last time I ordered from a different company, they arrived with mold. VanillaPura always shipped on time and the quality is perfect. One shipment was a little late and their customer service team was amazing. It turns out that they shipped it on time but the shipping company lost it. So, VanillaPura shipped me my order again so I didn't need to wait while they figured it out. Then, the shipping company found my shipment and still sent it to me and VanillaPura let me keep both. So, they have really high quality and great service. I'm very impressed with them.