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Our T.E.A. foundation replanted over 100 percent of the cinnamon we harvested in 2017. We launched the foundation in 2015 to create awareness of social and ecological well-being in the communities we operate in. Through the fair trade premium made from Fair for Life purchases with Tripper, we allocate funds to T.E.A`s social and environmental projects based on a deep understanding of local communities, producer needs, and global Sustainable Development Goals.


Our community-led fair trade committee elected to put part of the fair trade premium fund towards purchasing and distributing Cinnamon seedlings to over 150 farmers across West Sumatra and the Lempur area. Lempur recently received a Geographical Indication by the government of Indonesia for its quality Cinnamon.



Inspired by the lush greenery surrounding our Bali headquarters, we built an atrium with eco-friendly builders Asali Bali Bamboo.

The area serves as a communal space for lunch breaks, yoga sessions, celebrations and monthly meetings. The atrium is constructed of natural and sustainable materials including bamboo and a roof fabricated from recycled metal drums.


Water runoff gathers in a central pond that will be used to for watering a soon to be planted garden of edible and environmentally friendly plants. In the future we will plant a green canopy of marquisa on the roof to keep the structure cool and build furniture and other functional areas from recycled materials.



Many buyers are asking- why the high prices and when can we anticipate a price reduction? Demand is stable but Cinnamon availability is based on the 15-20 year grow cycle of the trees. The long grow cycle of Cinnamon farming is the foundation for pricing and the reason we have seen Cinnamon prices creep up in this manner before.

From 1990 to 1995, when prices were at USD 4.5 per kg, farmers replanted Cinnamon. Peak pricing ended in 1998 and we witnessed a drop off in planting because farmers were not incentivized. Due to the plantings in the early 90`s there was a large harvest from 2000 to 2005. This `oversupply` coupled with the strength of the US dollar against the rupiah during the 1998 economic crisis led to a major reduction in the price of Cinnamon.


The long term results of neglecting consistent planting schedules can be devastating. Only in recent years have farmers begun to replant but we will not see the results of this for some time. This is why supporting the sustainability of the Cinnamon
industry is so important to us and we make sure to replant 100 percent of what we consume by supplying seedlings to farmers. Take a look at the story behind our Cinnamon here



The first harvest of the 2018 crop in Indonesia will take place at the end of February through March. It is estimated to be an improvement to 2017`s harvest of around 150 metric tons which did not provide as much relief to the market as was expected.

The only real long-term effect on Vanilla prices requires a drop in both demand and consumption and an increase of production volumes in alternative producing countries, which is highly unlikely.



Indonesian suppliers are not budging on price for the moment. That being said, prices will likely remain the same over the next few months but availability poses a different challenge. Considering that the result of current plantings will not produce any serious volumes until 2019, it is wise to secure stock to cover at least three months usage. If you have not seen our Vanilla video check it out here


With Vanilla prices at an all time high, many are looking for alternatives to liquid extract and whole beans. Our Vanilla Extract Powder is just the ingredient to keep the flavor of this culinary staple in your products. We use pure Vanilla extractives with organic rice polysaccharides to bring out the best flavor and aroma in our extract powder.


  Our Vanilla extract is extremely versatile in powder form. It is gluten and alcohol free, and water soluble. Its airy texture and light color make it the perfect additive for baked good, chocolate, dairy and beverages. It can even be used to flavor edible lip balm.  
If you are looking to add Vanilla flavor without discoloring your final product, our Vanilla Extract Powder is for you. It is a go to ingredient for producers of coffee creamer and frosting. Increasingly popular health and wellness brands reach for Vanilla Extract Powder to add to powdered drink supplement blends, granola, and healthy snack bars for a subtle natural sweetness.  

Although there are several alternatives for leaving Bali, media outlets made major news of the brief closing of the island`s international airport.

Despite the international fervor, business is operating as normal. The government, good samaritans and businesses are taking action to support those who have been relocated outside of the eruption zone. Tourists and residents are kept up to date on the latest news and safety information. At our Bali headquarters we have established safety procedures and a contingency plan for our staff and factory during this time.

For many residents of Indonesia, volcanic eruption is not an uncommon event. In Bali, Mount Agung holds extreme spiritual significance as it is home to the Hindu deity Shiva. Images of a local priest conducting a ceremony atop the smoking mountain have gone viral. Of Bali`s 10,000 temples, the `Mother Temple` also known as Pura Besakih, is located on Mount Agung. Its eruption signifies cleansing and a display of godly power.






Last November, Tripper headed to Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt. We had more visitors than when we previously attended the event two years ago in Paris.  

Some of the attendees were surprised to learn of Indonesian Vanilla production. We were happy to let them know that Madagascar is not the only quality Vanilla producer around. Our extract powders generated a lot of interest and the cookies we brought along, made from our premium Moringa Extract Powder, disappeared quickly.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by our booth.


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