Explorations of Latin America's distinctive and rich culinary expressions

Our Company Values

  • Environmental Stewardship

    We only source products that are grown and processed with environmental stewardship in mind, protecting socio-biodiversity and habitat. We promote genetic diversity of traditional cultivars that are unique to their environment and the traditional societies that produce them. Products reflect values and beliefs they believe about forests, rivers and diverse cultures, including local knowledge that is adaptive and harmonious with local ecological conditions. Learn More

  • Authenticity & Transparency

    Our Goal is to offer socio-biodiversity products of traditional/forest peoples, with their own brands or in partnerships that recognize the social, cultural, economic and environmental value of them. For all our products, we want you to know where it is from, who made it, how it was made, and what’s in it. Traceability is also a critical value for us. Every product is identified according to a specific biome/geographical region with identifiable environmental characteristics. No additional ingredients are ever added along the supply chain and no synthetic agricultural inputs are used in production. Learn More

  • Social Responsibility

    We value contributing to economic opportunity and security for small producers: indigenous, peasant, and other traditional producers through fair income generation. We aim to ensure preservation of cultural heritage and the celebration of cultural diversity, especially as seen in food systems where traditional knowledge is passed down through generations. and from identifiable producers paid just prices. Learn More

  • Culinary Excellence, Adventure & Discovery

    Our products offer the finest in culinary distinction. Our expert curation of unique and rare foods inspires quality gastronomic experiences motivated by the desire for exploration, discovery and adventure in eating. Claude Levi-Strauss claimed, “things that are good to eat, are good to think.” With this in mind, every product we sell provides an opportunity at the table to ponder and chat about the unique origins, production methods and producers that create amazing culinary memories. Learn More

Summer Sale and Free Shipping

Summer Sale and Free Shipping

Pimenta Baniwa - $15/jar; Na'kau Wild Amazon Chocolate Bars - $20/4 bars; Café Apuí - $25/3. We are also offering free shipping for your entire order with a minimum purchase of $50.00 until July 31 for U.S. customers only. To receive free shipping, enter the following code at check out: Y0N37TFNTZ3X

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Everything you wanted to know about Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper: The book in PDF Form

Everything you wanted to know about Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper: The book in PDF Form

Here is a link to an informative book about Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper, now available in PDF form. The book includes fascinating information about the origin and cultural significance of Pimenta Baniwa (jiquitaia), a description of 43 of the more than 70 varieties of peppers found in communities of the Içana River, a review of the traditional, sustainable horticultural system and production process of the Baniwa women, and some great recipes, including some from the famous Brazilian chef, Alex Atala. Enjoy!

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