Fermented Kampot pepper

Hennes' Finest

Consider this: back in the heyday of the global spice trade, 1 kilo of pepper used to fetch 80.000 Euros. Compare that with the way pepper is treated these days – ground to dust, stretched with additives, devoid of any real aroma. Despite the fact that you’ll find it in any German kitchen, we bet you most people have no idea where their pepper actually comes from, nor how great the range of intensity and flavour is among different types of pepper.

Fermented Kampot pepper is a whole new pepper experience – green peppercorns with a bit of sea salt, preserved through natural fermentation. The nice “crunch” when you bite down on it unleashes a deluge of freshly ethereal, pleasantly spicy pepper juices. A rich savory umami flavor adds just the right amount of ooomph to this flavor detonation. Probably your new favorite peppercorn! 

Fermented Kampot Pepper, like all other spices, should be stored in a cool, airtight, dry and dark place. This preserves the flavor in the best possible way.

 

50g packet

12,50 

(€250.00 per 1kg)

Idea

Best used as a whole corn, lightly pounded in a mortar or crushed between your fingers. The main thing is to use it fresh – we’d advise against cooking this fermented masterpiece in sauces or stews. Delicious on cheese, tomatoes, sandwiches or with steak. To complete cream sauces (just be sure to add it on the plate, not to the pot), vegetables or in meat stews.

 

Hennes' Finest
 Hennes’ Finest's very own pepper boys Sebastian, Bastian and Martin discovered the almost forgotten Kampot pepper back in 2009 while working on a project in Cambodia. Impressed by the quality, the aroma and the people behind this stunningly flavourful product, they decided to bring it to Germany. The pepper grows naturally under the best climatic conditions on fertile laterite soils in the Kampot region of Cambodia. Both cultivation and harvesting and subsequent selection of the best grains are done by hand.  In Kampot, Hennes' Finest works with over 100 small farmers who also benefit directly from each gram of pepper sold. On the packaging there is a code allowing you to trace the pepper back to the farmer who grew it. In Germany, the pepper is packaged and shipped from a non-profit facility. Hennes' Finest strives for sustainable, conscious consumption and fair conditions.