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About us

Zanzibar traded with Pharaonic Egypt as early as 2,500 BC. Knowledge of spice cultivation has been handed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. To this very day, ideal climactic conditions off the coast of East Africa foster top-quality spices in Zanzibar.

The Hamburg entrepreneur Michael Haentjes and the development expert Friedemann Gille fell in love with the culture, landscape and tastes of Zanzibar through the course of their travels and in 2012 established their spice brand “1001 Organic”.