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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

ZDF Reportage: Gewürze aus Sansibar / ZDF Doc: Spices from Zanzibar

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The beauty lies in the process. 

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📸: @the.soul.food.photographer
The Queen of Spice in the making: our EU-organic certified vanilla is sun-dried, carefully massaged (yes massaged🤩) and cured over a period of several weeks.

📸: @the.soul.food.photographer 

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Equitable spice sourcing is personal: Organic cinnamon quality check by @axel_flyingchef and Raphael (MD at 1001 Organic) captured by @the.soul.food.photographer . 

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Organic Vanilla Pods - the Queen of Spices. Available in the 1001 Organic Spicery in Zanzibar Stone Town 🇹🇿🏝️ or our Webshop🇨🇭.

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Let’s open the books! It’s organic audit time: every year, we are audited at least once by our Germany-based certification body to check all our organic certified farms, cooperatives and our entire documentation. 
Organic farming is not only about clean products but as well about documentation and traceability. 

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It’s been 3 years since we have opened our first organic spice concept store in Zanzibar Stone Town. It’s an amazing journey and we are grateful for all the generous support and spice love we are experiencing. Don’t worry - we keep growing organic spices 🌱🌶😉

Visit the 1001 Organic Spicery next to @emersonzanzibar (Emerson Spice Hotel, Hurumzi) or @karafuucafe at Gizenga. 

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Fresh harvest available at our organic spice shops in Zanzibar Stone Town: #1001organicspicery 

Cinnamomum verum, also known as true cinnamon, is a subtle sweet and savory cinnamon variety grown as a tree or bush system in Zanzibar. Compared to the cassia cinnamon from Asia, it has a rounder flavour profile and is slightly more healthy due to its lower cumarin content.

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Are you into organic spices? Meet us this week at @biofachvivaness 2022 in Nuremberg.

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Can you guess the fragrance of Zanzibar’s natural spice forests? C.l.o.v.e.s. 🌳😍
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Take the seat of an organic Pemba Clove and catch a glimpse of our coops’ Solar Bubble Driers. Red, yellow and green are the colours of fresh clove buds after being carefully hand-harvested. The final clove bud will be sun-dried below 12% moister content and appears in a dark brown colour. #knowyourfarmer 
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Showing off the 2022 harvest of @1001organic Black Peppercorns. 
We love spices and building up sustainable value chains with our communities, farmer cooperatives and last but not least WITH Tanzania’s precious nature.
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A social enterprise from Zanzibar. 🏝🇹🇿

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Monde Selection® Gold Award-winning spices available in our organic spice shop in Zanzibar Stone Town (🇹🇿) and our swiss webshop (🇨🇭). Experience freshest organic Zanzibar Spices direct from our smallholder coops to your hands.

📷credit: @carol_tastes_the_world 

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Also part of spice life: Counting single organic clove buds to comply with international market requirements. 🌍 As consumers we should always remember that visually imperfect spices are delicious and beautiful too. ✌🏽🌱😉

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This colour😍. Can you guess then product? Have a great day! 

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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