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Co-Op Pricing Guatemala Grade A Vanilla Beans (Per Ounce)

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Flavor Profile: Earthy - Raisins, Roasted Chiles, & Chocolatey Undertones
Origin: Guatemala
Species: Cribbiana
Grade: Gourmet - A
Moisture Content: 28% - 33%
Length: 3 - 4 Inches


The # of quantity you pick is the # of ounces you want to purchase!

Flavor Profile: A bold aroma consisting of roasted chiles with earthy raisin and chocolaty undertones.  Unlike any we have experienced before!

Embark on a culinary odyssey with our exquisite Vanilla Beans sourced from the captivating landscapes of Guatemala. Nestled in the heart of Central America, our beans capture the essence of this diverse region, delivering a rich and aromatic profile that promises to elevate your culinary creations to new heights.

Grown in the fertile soils of Guatemala, our  cribbiana species vanilla orchids benefit from the perfect blend of tropical climate and volcanic terrain. The result is a Vanilla Bean that is plump but short, luscious, and bursting with an exceptional medley of sweet, creamy, and floral notes. Each pod is a testament to the meticulous care taken during cultivation and harvesting, ensuring a product that meets the highest standards of quality.

Vanilla beans originated in Mexico and are sun cured for months using the traditional drying method. They are now found all over the world from places like Madagascar to Indonesia to Papa New Guinea PNG farms. Gourmet Guatemalan Vanilla Beans are some of the highest quality beans in the world and have an incredible flavor profile. 

Our beans are traditionally cured to develop the full, complex vanilla flavor made of over 200 organic compounds that artificial vanilla (Natural Vanilla Flavor WONF) cannot properly replicate. The entire process takes anywhere from 6 to 9 months after pollination and our farmers have turned vanilla processing and curing into a true art. 

Our grade A vanilla beans are ~3 - 4 inches in length and are handpicked to ensure proper qualities. There are so many recipes that can be created with these magical beans! They are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract or KAHLUA, home cooking or baking, desserts such as vanilla bean ice cream, cake, cupcakes, or cookies and are a top choice of professional chefs for making desserts such as Creme Brulee. Our beans are also a top pick for home brewers or those who own a brewery! Homemade KAHLUA or Vanilla extract is also a very popular gift and can be made using a simple vodka infusion method! Bonus points for using the spent vanilla beans after the extract making process for creating vanilla sugar!

You can also follow these instructions to learn how to open, split, and scrape a whole vanilla bean!

 Our beans are triple inspected throughout the beans journey from Guatemala to the United States. First, they are inspected by our farmers who have hundreds of years of wisdom and experience growing these gourmet pods.  The second inspection is before bulk vacuum sealing for transport and to ensure no mold has developed. The final inspection is done at our warehouse moments before packing your shipment. We check the smell, quality, and appearance if any mold has developed a final time. Once all of these are checked, we vacuum seal our vanilla beans in our beautiful custom industrial vacuum pouch to a tight 28 HG vacuum.   

  • Traditionally Cured Gourmet Guatemala Vanilla Beans from 2023-2024 Crop
  • Average Length: Approximately 3 – 4 Inches (7 cm – 12 cm)
  • Color & Texture: Black or Dark Brown, Oily, Full of Black Vanilla Seeds
  • Species is Cribbiana

Storage: Vacuum packed/sealed bag preferred to ensure fresh beans otherwise wrapped in zip lock bag inside an air tight container such as a glass jar. Shelf Life of approximately 2 years if properly vacuum sealed.

If you have any more questions, be sure to check out our Vanilla FAQ for all the answers!

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Jane F. (Peabody, MA, US)

Great beans would buy again

Monique (Merritt, BC, CA)
My Beans

I have now ordered twice..and am extremely happy with the beans...started some beans for paste and some more vanilla extract this time. I'm ecstatic to have found this page!!! Not sure if hubby is tho lol ...will recommend this page to everyone I know 😊

Cynthia A. (Wiggins, MS, US)
The fragrance of warm smoky raisens and chocolate

Look at these short plump little guys. They are meaty! Fragrance and taste of warm, smoky raisens with a hint of chocolate.

Barbara C. (Gig Harbor, WA, US)

These are so plump and oily and so full of vanillan! I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you VBK.

Bonnie (Forest, MS, US)
Fantastic Guatemala beans

Vanilla Bean Kings has the best vanilla beans available! These Guatemala beans are huge and oily! They smell amazing! I can’t wait to try my finished vanilla with these beans. Shipping is always FAST in vacuum sealed packages and customer service is top notch!

John B. (Dade City, FL, US)
great product

These were awesome, fresh as could be.


Beans are beautiful! Customer service with this company is wonderful.

Mary S. (Akron, OH, US)
Absolute heaven!!

As I opened the package of beans, that fabulous aroma of vanilla with just a hint of chocolate was so intoxicating. VBK does a fantastic job with every order I received.

Sharon L. (Augusta, ME, US)