Our Story

The story of Tribal Vanilla began many years ago in a small pueblo in Mexico. Our founders stumbled across some true, high-quality Mexican vanilla extract and they were hooked! As they made annual treks to Mexico, their friends and family would beg for them to bring back bottles of vanilla extract. Eventually, they sourced a supplier and brought back cases of the nectar to see if there was a market for it, and Tribal Vanilla was born.

High-quality, grade “A” vanilla beans from Uganda were a valuable addition to our line of gourmet vanilla products. Not only were they sourced from small-scale farmers, but the Direct Fair Trade business model these farmers were accustomed to was exactly what we were looking for. Our desire was to not just sell a premium vanilla product, but also to make a difference in the lives of the people who work so hard to produce it.

We exist to change lives by uniting communities through ethical, fair-trade farming. We pride ourselves on personal, on-the-ground connection to our farmers providing them with sustainability and improved quality of life. 

Our farmers grow the highest quality vanilla which we import for customers who value quality, ethical production, and an understanding that their purchase is making a tangible difference.  

Our vanilla bean farmers receive more money than they would on the open market and have built a strong friendship with our buyers. Their lives are truly being changed for the better through our partnership with them!

Our mission is to continue to provide our customers with top quality vanilla products while giving them an opportunity to become part of tribe that’s changing lives.