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1001 Organic Spicery

Frischeste Gewürze direkt aus den Wäldern


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.


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

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