Over the years Taylor & Colledge has supported growers to expand their vanilla crop and helped to make the vanilla industry more sustainable.
Next time you buy Taylor & Colledge Vanilla you can be assured that your purchase is helping growers around the world and making vanilla production viable for the future.
It is also our commitment to providing you with the finest vanilla. Our support means the quality of the vanilla is nurtured from farm to your pantry. We select only the best, we bottle only the best.
Vanilla thrives in a hot, tropical and well-ventilated climate. As this map shows below, the major growing band for vanilla is 20 degrees either side of the equator. Learn more about vanilla, where it comes from and meet the families who grow it – simply click on the map below to start exploring.
The Comoros Islands are situated off the coast of Madagascar. This region is renowned for growing some of the finest vanilla in the world. Its rich aroma and woody profile makes it the choice for a number of top chefs.
In partnership with the Fairtrade organization we ensure growers receive fair market prices for their cured beans.
Because of our long standing relationship with the growers, Taylor & Colledge receives only the finest grade of vanilla.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in the southwestern Pacific. The region is known for its fertile soil and favorable climate for growing vanilla in its lowlands and island provinces. Both Vanilla Planifolia and Vanilla Tahitensis are grown in Papua New Guinea.
Vanilla from this region is known for its distinct subtle, fruitier aroma and flavor.
Taylor & Colledge has been working closely with the locals in Papua New Guinea for 20 years. This long-term relationship ensures we receive the highest quality beans from every crop.
Madagascar is the largest vanilla producer in the world. Approximately 80% of the world’s vanilla beans originate from Madagascar and the surrounding region.
Bourbon vanilla, a term used collectively for beans from Madagascar, has a sweet, creamy, rich, full bodied aroma which is popular with chefs worldwide. The Bourbon vanilla profile is the most recognized profile and often referred to as the gold standard of vanillas.
We have strong relationships with the growers in Madagascar. Their collecting, curing and sorting techniques are superior which results in high quality, plump, full bodied vanilla beans.
Taylor & Colledge have continued to support the Vanilla industry as an active participant in the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI). The SVI is a voluntary industry initiative, which aims to promote the long-term stable supply of high quality, natural vanilla, produced in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way, benefiting all partners along the value chain.