Sensory Atlas: Aroma and Flavor Notes

Like wine grapes, vanilla beans have "terroir" and exhibit unique flavor and aroma characteristics based on factors such as: species of vanilla orchid, soil, annual rainfall, daily/nightly temperature variances, humidity, dry season duration, altitude, shade, host support, and the experience and diligence of the farmer.

If you are wondering what bean or extract origin would be best for your brewing, distilling, or culinary needs, this comprehensive Sensory Atlas of Aromas and Flavors is a great place to start.

We also recommend a listen to this podcast covering vanilla flavor profiles. Special thanks to Steve Christensen (Executive Director of the North American Ice Cream Association) for inviting us on his show.

If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Ted Jones (208) 832-8030 cell | voicemail or

Pictured above, a strikingly beautiful cove near where we source our New Caledonia vanilla.