Zanzibar

An island just like in “1001 Nights”

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1001 Organic Spicery

Frischeste Gewürze direkt aus den Wäldern

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About us

1001 Organic is a social enterprise and stands for sustainable cultivation of traditional varieties and organic premium spices. We maintain transparency and traceability in our supply chain from natural spice forest to our customers. We insist on producing spices in a sustainable manner, which preserves nature and environment and benefits our local farmer cooperatives financially in order to maximize our positive social impact.

Spices

Pemba is the second largest island of the Zanzibar archipelago and is located north of Unguja. Due to its tropical climate, its special topography and its fertile soil, the so-called `green island’ is perfectly suited for organic spice farming. In the tropical, biodiverse forests of Zanzibar, spices like pepper, cinnamon and cloves are able to flourish. Our trust in non-genetically modified plants as well as our close cooperation with small-scale farmer cooperatives result in the unique freshness and intensity of our spices.

Our Farmers

At the heart of 1001 Organic lies our small-scale farmers. Through our cooperation with over 100 registered farmer families, we aim to contribute to an improvement of broader living conditions in local communities. Get to know our farmers through our Farmer-ID and find out which community you are supporting with your purchase!

News & Insights

Welcome to Zanzibar. Join our world of incredible spices and become a part of our social impact story. 
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@1001organic is a certified social enterprise, which stands for fair-trade, sustainable and transparent commerce. The company oversees and supports the whole production chain from the wild spice forests to processing and exporting. Direct from Zanzibar we supply our @mondeselection Gold Award-winning spices to several Michelin-starred restaurants and global companies. As a social enterprise, 1001 Organic applies economic strategies to improve the social, ecological and financial livelihood of our rural smallholder cooperatives. 
THIS is how WE shape the modern spice industry.

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We carefully select and appreciate each corn of our @mondeselection GOLD AWARD winning black pepper. 

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Back to the roots. Do you remember our beloved Spice Mobile and the start of our @1001organic retail brand in 2018? Since 2018 we have opened two organic spice concept stores in Zanzibar Stone Town and have retired our Spice Mobile. At least partly: You will still find this beauty in front of the one and only #emersonspice hotel @emersonzanzibar .

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Our social enterprise embraces the #EU ‘s request for more value-addition at the origin. Why? It is one of our core strategies to reduce poverty in East Africa, empower our smallholder cooperatives and build sustainable local companies. 
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We can’t express enough how much we love the work with our farmer cooperatives and their unique and beautiful organic spices. The real social impact happens on farmer level at the origin, which is why @1001organic strongly believes in short, transparent and fair supply chains. #socialimpact #socialenterprise

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Crew love is true love! Tea(m) time with the leaders of two @1001organic cooperatives in Pemba.
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Our organic concept store #1001organicspicery next to @emersonzanzibar by night. Visit us and learn more about true Zanzibar spices.
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It is THIS time of the year and our office smells like heaven. All EU-organic certified.
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We love our colorful little port. Did you know that our organic spice processing center, office, spice shops and port are all reachable within 15min? 
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📸credits: @lostshmi 
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Sometimes #spicelife is a waiting game. Even if you do it fair, transparent and organic.
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Karibu (you are welcome) to our organic spice coops. This is how we remove the outer bark from our organic Zanzibar cinnamon. And to answer our visitor’s question: this branch is about 2.5 years old. We never cut down the whole tree but harvest every few months some branches which is more sustainable. After removing the outer bark, we separate the actual cinnamon layer from the wooden core of the branch and dry it carefully under the tropical sun. Beautiful, isn’t it? 🌱🌱🌱

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The season has started. Mohammed and our coops are busy harvesting fresh EU-organic certified cloves from the majestic spice forests in Unguja and Pemba, the main islands of Zanzibar. #farmtofork 

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Organic & EU-certified Zanzibar spices are not only incredible flavorful but mean a lot of internal documentation too. Martin is our star behind the laptop and helps us to keep the spice sourcing organized and the external German auditors happy. Always a rocket. 🚀

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Have you visited our organic spice shops in Zanzibar Stone Town? Our award-winning spices are organic-certified according to European Union standards and cultivated by our farmer cooperatives in Zanzibar. 

Each purchase is going towards our coops and having a direct social impact on Zanzibar’s rural small-scale farmers. 

Find our #1001organicspicery shops 
🌱 next to Emerson Spice Hotel @emersonzanzibar 
🌱 close to Hotel @marumaruzanzibar in Gizenga Street in Zanzibar Stone Town.

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We are @1001organic and driven by our passion for equitably sourced premium spices. 
Our organic-certified spices are grown in coexistence with the beautiful forests of Zanzibar and harvested, processed and sold in a sustainable matter. The 1001 Organic family provides Zanzibar’s small-scale farmers a platform to the world market and allows them to participate equitably in the added value. At 1001 Organic different cultures, nationalities, religions, genders and backgrounds are seen as a true enrichment and opportunity. This is our approach to the new spice trade. Join our journey! 

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Traceability goes both ways. 
We maintain perfect traceability of our organic certified spices to our customers and can track back each bag to the farmer and his/her forest parcel. 
At the same time, Mr. Shaib, one of our pepper farmers, has met most of our customers, is aware of market prices, quality requirements and of course always keen to share his inputs on the packaging of our @mondeselection GOLD AWARD winning black pepper. 

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What people are saying about us…

The New York Times

The New York Times

“Back in the day, pepper had as much value as cocaine today,” said Raphael Flury, a Swiss lawyer who is now the director of the spice cooperative 1001 Organic in Stone Town.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Zanzibar was a perfect place to start because of the quality of their spices—incredible nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla beans.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Sansibar ist ein guter Ort für Landwirtschaft. Die Bedingungen für den Anbau sind ideal: Es ist warm und feucht, wie in einem Dampfbad. Ein Unternehmen aus dem Westen will mit Öko-produkten helfen.

Untold Publishing

Untold Publishing

Pemba, known as the green island of Zanzibar in gastronomic circles, because of its hillier, greener and much more fertile soil is the home of ‘1001 organic’, an organic spice brand work-ing closely together with local farmers.

From Zanzibar into the world