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

$ 14.99 $ 10.00
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Flavor Profile: Heavenly Vanilla Aroma with Hints of Chocolate & Coffee - Light Floral

Origin: Indonesia - Sumatra Region
Species: Planifolia
Grade: Gourmet - A
Moisture Content: 28% - 33%
Length: 5 - 7 Inches


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

Minimum Order Quantity for this Co-Op Priced Items is 2 Ounces


Flavor Profile:
 Sun cured with the traditional curing method produces a heavenly vanilla aroma with dark chocolate and coffee hints (many folks also claim to catch a floral whiff) and are very long and plump. These beans are grown in the Sumatra region of Indonesia.

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. The scent consists of a mocha-cacao aroma with a rich, black or dark brown color and an oily outside surface. The interior of the bean is where the magic is at and consists of millions of black, tiny vanilla seeds that are waiting to be scraped out.

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 in the Sumatran region of Indonesia have turned vanilla processing and curing into a true art. This region remains the industry quality benchmark for producing planifolia vanilla with high vanillin content.

Our grade A vanilla beans are ~5 - 7 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 or cidery! 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 journey from Indonesia 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.   


  • Sumatran Region Vanilla Beans from Indonesian 2023-2024 Crop
  • Average Length: Approximately 5 – 7 Inches (13 cm – 18 cm)
  • Color & Texture: Black or Dark Brown, Oily, Full of Black Vanilla Seeds
  • Planifolia Species


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 163 reviews
Esther K. (Lexington Park, MD, US)
Wonderful products

Their products are always far above expectations! Employees are superheroes! I truly appreciate their dedication to quality and work ethics to provide these wonderful little treasures to us all!

Tiffany R. (Melrose Park, IL, US)

So plump and oily, smells heavenly

K. M. (Mount Airy, MD, US)
Great beans and great service

If you want high-quality vanilla beans with out the excess cost, VBK is the place to get them. They are always vacuum sealed and mailed shortly after one places an order. I love seeing that gold package in my mailbox! I have learned so much about the different kinds of vanilla beans, brewing vanilla, and the overall harvesting process. I never realized how easily it is to make vanilla, and I know my brew is great quality without the artificial coloring, preservatives, and whatever else might be in the store brand vanilla! The hardest part is deciding which bean to try, but with the coop, VBK makes it affordable to try new beans each month!

Wendy M. (Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
Sumatra Vanilla Beans

I love the AG paste I made with these beans and Bacardi coconut rum! Can't buy CM rum where I live. For sure I will buy again!


These beans are simply outstanding! Thus is not my first order of them. So incredibly oily and long and those chocolate undertones make the aroma of the beans almost intoxicatingly rich. Will definitely buy again.

Suellen G. (Mustang, OK, US)
Wonderful Beans

Love the variety of Vanille Beans offered at VBK. Have yet to he disappointed. Great quality, packaging and shipping. I have been partial to Madagascar but being able to explore different Beans has created endless possibilities!!!

Mary B. (San Francisco, CA, US)

I just love your Sumatra beans, can't wait till the next Co-Op.

Sharon H. (Asheville, NC, US)
Great Beans for vanilla paste

The Sumatra vanilla beans arrived quickly and were nice and plump. I used them to make vanilla bean paste with coconut rum. It is delicious.

Lisa H. (Cincinnati, OH, US)
Beautiful Bean

I absolutely love this bean!!! Sooo plump and juicy !!! Can’t wait to taste the results!