Silver Cloud’s Premium Vanilla Beans
All the vanilla beans sold by Silver Cloud Estates are grown exclusively on the estates in the beautiful Nilgiri, or Blue Mountains of Southern India. Since we grow our vanilla beans we have tremendous control over the quality of the beans and other vanilla products we sell. It enables us to guarantee that the products are natural and produced in an eco-friendly manner. No child labor is ever used to plant, grow, pollinate, harvest or process any of our products.
In the last five years, Silver Cloud Estates has become one of the largest growers of vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) in the world. The estate's elevation, rich soil and climate offer the ideal growing conditions for this tropical orchid and the plants have thrived. Today, over 100,000 plants are intercropped with tea, coffee, black pepper, cardamom and other spices.
The vanilla beans grown on the estate are high in natural vanillin; typically much higher than the beans grown in Madagascar, Papua New Guinea or Tahiti. Vanillin, gives vanilla much (but not all) of its characterizing flavor and aroma. All the beans we sell are "premium" or "prime quality". Only the very finest beans, which are long, have no visible defects, are mahogany in color and an oily appearance, are graded as “premium” or ”prime quality".
We invite you to try Silver Cloud's Premium Vanilla Beans, Pure Vanilla Extracts, Vanilla Bean Paste and Vanilla Sugar. We believe if you do you will recognize them as among the finest vanilla products produced anywhere in the world.