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Le Comptoir de Toamasina is a high-end online peppercorn store . We offer you a selection of more than 25 peppercorns in bottle, pepper mill and economical packaging per kilo.

This is where you will buy excellent peppercorns at the best price per kilo online

You can then buy cheap quality peppercorns , high-quality fragrant peppercorns online and at the best value for money per kilo

We offer you peppers with an incredible aromatic palette

Arnaud pepper researcher, you will find the best peppercorns like with the essential red kampot pepper which is a PGI only for Cambodian pepper plantations.

Le Comptoir de Toamasina, a hunter of excellent peppers, is committed to providing you with the best peppercorns with the characteristic flavor of each vintage. Nothing to do with the peppers sold in supermarkets. 

Fresh and tasty peppers from a recent harvest. 

Did you know that the name of pepper comes from the Sanskrit pippali which becomes peperi in Greek then piper in Latin. The Portuguese call it Pimenta do Reino . The first pepper came from the west coast of India, the Malabar coast, then it reached Asia, Madagascar and Brazil and its coasts of Bahia and Espirito Santo

Discover the Exceptional Pepper Grains from Comptoir de Toamasina

Explore the Exclusive Pepper Grains from Comptoir de Toamasina , you will understand everything about the color of pepper with our decryption of the Colors and their Intensity of peppers. 

Buy peppercorns, selected by Arnaud, like a chef sommelier chooses his great wines. 


Just above, a single grain of white pepper embodies a whole story of aromas and taste journeys.

Immerse yourself in an adventure where each color of pepper reveals a unique sensory universe , and where your curiosity becomes the guide to your culinary exploration.

The purchase of these precious peppercorns is equivalent to a leap into the past, an escape into the epic tale of the explorers of yesteryear .

Le Comptoir de Toamasina proudly carries the torch of these great adventurers passing on the heritage of flavors while celebrating the past.

But our quest does not end there. We forged our own path, leading with our 4x4 for a unique taste experience to the faraway lands of Brazil .

From cooperatives and plantations, we directly select the Brazilian peppercorns that bring your most exquisite culinary experiences to life.

At the heart of each grain of pepper, a story of authenticity, tradition and passion is revealed .

Join us on a journey beyond the beaten path, discovering the nuances and flavor profiles that make each peppercorn a unique piece in the puzzle of your palate.

The color of peppercorns and its origins

Choose the color that suits you carefully. Each color of pepper will offer a flavor that is its own like its terroir. 

So do you want a fruity, classic pepper with notes of musk?

The origin of pepper is an important element, so discover its organoleptic characteristics in each of our descriptions and videos.

The origin of the pepper will determine its flavor because of the terroir.

Like a coffee from Minas Gerais, it will be different from a coffee from Colombia. 

Le Comptoir de Toamasina is a reference counter in the sale of peppers online, grand cru and classic peppers from the finest plantations. 

The world of peppercorns: Discovery of the Exceptional Varieties from Comptoir de Toamasina and find out everything about the colors of pepper before buying. 

In the fascinating world of peppercorns, each variety embodies a unique story. Knowing everything about the different nuances and their intensity becomes a sensory adventure, and above, a single grain of white pepper transports us into this awakening of the senses.

What are the colors of pepper? 

  • Green Pepper: Freshness and Fragility:  Green pepper, in its youth, reveals clusters of green berries. Delicately harvested to preserve its delicate nature, it comes in various forms:

Fresh Green Pepper: Preserved in brine or vinegar, keeping its freshness.

Dried Green Pepper: The sun or the hot wind preserve it in all its flavor. Here, the pepper will be placed in the sun for a very limited time.

Freeze-Dried Green Pepper: Frozen in its original flavor by freeze-drying. Freeze drying is a cold treatment. To preserve it, the pepper is put in a machine at -20°C in a weather specific to each cooperative. 

Smoked Green Pepper: Subtle smoking adding a distinctive note.

What taste does green pepper have, chef Arnaud from Apogée Bar answers: It is a pepper with an aromatic profile only it will have a subtly sweet, fruity, and vegetal touch.

  • Black Pepper: Power and Versatility, the great classic pepper for all cuisines: Black pepper, a culinary emblem, comes from fully ripening berries. Fermentation and drying in the sun shape its distinctive black appearance. Under different forms :

Dried Black Pepper: A classic, ideal for the mill. It is when the berry is just ripe that the pepper is harvested and then simply dried in the sun before being sorted. A good black pepper is between 500 and 600g per liter. The rarest black pepper in the world is black pepper from Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Fresh Salted Black Pepper: This is a rare pepper, it is preserved by lactofermentation. We advise you to buy one, once in your life.

Mignonette Pepper: Cracked pepper for intense flavor. But here, it's often the bad peppercorns that are put into Mignonette.

Black pepper is a pepper that is universal, it adapts to all preparations. Discover our YouTube channel to learn everything about pepper. 

  • Red Pepper: Ripe Elegance with notes of red fruits: Red pepper, adorned with its scarlet hue, reveals accomplished maturity. It is the most difficult pepper to prepare because its pericarp can break. Its careful drying preserves it in a single form:

Dried Red Pepper: Reveals its subtlety when ground freshly. It will have notes of candied fruits, red fruits and an intense aromatic power. The spiciness is light. 

Chef Aranud of Apogée Bar recommends red pepper for delicate dishes and fine dishes. But it is used in all desserts. Perfect for delicate dishes and fine foods.

  • White Pepper: Sweet, intense, musky and more: White pepper, the mildest, comes from ripe grains soaked in salt water. The husk is removed, leaving a beige to cream core. You should know that it does not sting but its flavor is unique. It will have an intense aromatic power. If you don't like classic white pepper, we advise you to buy Kâmpôt white pepper. Let's discover the different white peppers: 

Dried White Pepper: For the daily grind. It's the great classic with musky notes and an ultra-sweet spiciness.

Smoked White Pepper: Subtly smoked for a unique note. It is a pepper that is ideal for special occasions. 

White pepper is an ideal peppercorn for white sauces and delicate dishes.

  • Yellow Pepper: A Bright Touch in the world of pepper. The yellow tint of yellow pepper announces its pre-maturity. Harvested, scalded, and stripped, it becomes a slightly immature version of white pepper.

  • Gray Pepper: Myth Debunked, it is a color of pepper that does not exist. Gray pepper is just low-quality ground black pepper, associated with questionable practices. It is the result of unsavory industrial practices. You should know that pepper rejects, grains that are too small and not beautiful, will become mignonette or gray pepper. 

The world of peppercorns extends well beyond flavors. Each variety tells a story of authenticity, passion, and quality. Explore this complex world and awaken your senses to unique flavors, offered by Comptoir de Toamasina.

Buy the best Peppercorns

Le Comptoir de Toamasina, a true hunter and enthusiast of exceptional spices and peppers . Invites you to explore our  careful selection, dedicated only to the finest peppercorns , for an experience that will transport you to the heart of the kingdom of peppers.

Each variety of pepper, from distinct lands, offers an aromatic symphony specific to piper nigrum. Let yourself be captivated by  the unique nuances that each terroir brings to this captivating spice.

And if you are wondering what the best pepper in the world is, at Comptoir de Toamasina, we reveal to you that this quest has no absolute answer. Each pepper has its particular characteristics, its own olfactory palette, thus creating a diversity of sensations that we invite you to explore with passion.

The history of peppercorns

Arnaud, the creator of Comptoir de Toamasina and specialist in purchasing the best vanilla pods in the world , invites you to know everything about the origin of pepper

Come find out who discovered pepper and from which country the first imports will come. 

The history of peppercorns is a fascinating journey through the ages, revealing the intimate links between this ancient spice and humanity .
From the distant lands of Antiquity to contemporary cuisines, pepper has shaped palates and cultures throughout time.
Discover the secrets of its discovery and trade, witnessing daring explorations and thriving trade routes.
Delve into the tales of kings and merchants, international trade and spicy legends that shaped its legacy. The history of peppercorns is much more than just a spice; it is a captivating saga that connects us to ancient civilizations and an unwavering passion for exquisite flavors.                

Le Poivre le Roi des épices

You want to know where pepper comes from, the history of pepper and its great varieties, know its terroir. 

Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers you the discovery of pepper with fresh and powerful notes spiced with its history which will take you to the confines of the Universe of spices. 

The history of pepper and the conquest of spices

Spices will shape world history with the discovery of the great maritime routes.  

We must return to  Mesopotamia  and the conquest of  cloves  in 1700 BC where we will find the first writings on  spices  and  the beginning of the world trade in spices .

It is in  Egypt that the story will continue. The pharaohs, fond  of spices , continued to discover the spice route and made the port of Cairo  the largest hub for spice exchange .

The spices  arrived via the Red Sea and then arrived at the port of Cairo, via caravans.

It was with  the Egyptians  that the first grains of  peppercardamom  and  cinnamon  arrived.

Then it was the Roman Empire which would continue the adventure of the peppercorn route and which would continue the trade.

  • Alexandria's golden age in the spice trade


Alexandria was the junction point between the East and the Western world . It quickly became a major center of exchange and commerce in the  Mediterranean .

You  should know that spices  had a value at the time comparable to gold . Because they were rare and precious.

From Muslim spice traders to the doges of Venice 


You should know that in the  Middle Ages , we  find the Othman empire and Muslim traders  who will control practically the entire world trade in spices and  peppercorns

Kozhikode  in India  was considered  the world capital of spices and Comptoir des Poivres en grains .

Zhang he, a great Chinese explorer , will wet the ink of his boat many  times in the port of Kozhikode in India , in order to bring back spices and pepper grains of excellence.

In the Western world, the most prestigious capital of commerce was the  city of Venice, the city of the Doges .


  • Portugal is the spices


For more than a century, Portugal controlled all of the world's maritime routes, including the most prestigious, India and its Malabar coast.

Lisbon  becomes the  richest capital in the world . And  Portugal's expansion  did not stop there, it then conquered its most prestigious colony, Brazil.

The war between the city  of the Doges and the Ottoman Empire for control of the Mediterranean led to an explosion in prices.

Here is why Venice was one of the richest capitals in Europe and why this capital is magical.

  • Portugal which will shape the spice route and the discovery of maritime routes


The Portuguese will discover all the current maritime routes. The Portuguese go to India to conquer spices and precious metals.

It was Vasco da Gama in 1497 who discovered the route to India, while Spain failed to discover India by the Atlantic.

Bartolomeu Dias was the first to discover the Cape of Good Hope and  Vasco da Gama  passed him to arrive in India.

  • Holland broke the Portuguese Monopoly


It is  the Dutch Mandrakes  who will break Portugal's monopoly on spices.

The Dutch are a trading people and will develop the spice trade in Europe.

The Dutch will also consolidate their presence  in Indonesia  and the regions supplying spices such as nutmeg, cloves and black pepper.


To organize the new trade, Holland created the Dutch East India Company in 1602 with private capital.

It is considered one of the most powerful companies of young capitalism in the 17th century.

To establish it, Holland founded Jakarta or Batavia, in order to completely control the spice trade.

After the golden age of the Dutch, England and France engaged in a war for control of the World and spices.

France created the French East India Company and the English the English East India Company.

We had to wait until the  19th century and the stabilization of empires to see the price of spices and black pepper fall .


But what is pepper? First of all, pepper is the best-selling spice in the world . But for many, the peppercorn is a taste enigma that intrigues many of us.

This precious treasure draws its essence from Piper Nigrum , a vine native to the Malabar coast in India.

Part of the botanical family Piperaceae , this plant gives rise to a variety of peppers. Why pepper with an S, very simple because it goes from the pepper grains according to their maturation.

From green to black, white and classic red, each shade reveals its unique personality.

For experts in pepirology, like Arnaud , who is nicknamed Arnaud Vanille because it is with this spice that will create the Comptoir de Toamasina

The world of pepper extends well beyond these borders , encompassing varieties such as Piper longum (Java long pepper), Piper cubeba (Cubeb pepper), even piper borbonense, source of wild Madagascar pepper . At the same time, the berries of Piperaceae, affiliated with Zanthoxyhum piperitum, offer delicacies such as Timut and Sichuan pepper.

It should be noted that in France, only the fruit of piper nigrum, piper borbonense, piper cubeba and piper longum can claim the name "pepper". A linguistic subtlety is expressed here, because in the Portuguese language, pepper and berries translate into the same term, “pimenta”. You understand that saying Timut Pepper and Sichuan Pepper is prohibited in France. This is an order from 1945 . The particularity of this ordinance is that some traders apply it and others do not. And it has no sanctions for traders who do not apply it. 

Because roasting pepper gives it a unique aromatic power. 

Our passionate creator, Arnaud, already in love with vanilla pods, succumbed to the spell of pepper. This fascination is born from the vine, a symbol of connection to nature, as well as the unparalleled taste journey that pepper orchestrates for our taste buds eager to explore.

Pepper cultivation and the origin of peppercorns

Cultivating Pepper It's a Journey to the Heart of the Royal Spice, a spice that everyone loves and knows.

Piper Nigrum, King of spices, immerses us in a captivating universe from its roots on the Malabar coast, in southwest India. This green vine which grows under posts or in tropical forests, it is the proud representative of the botanical family of Piperaceae , today extends its reign across many tropical countries, deploying its grace in hot and humid regions , where the abundance of water is its vital breath.

The leading producer of pepper is Vietnam but Espirito Santo, a state as large as Belgium, supplies 80% of Brazilian pepper and Brazil will become the leading producer of peppercorns by 2030.

The pepper plant, delicate and demanding, requires a warm climate with an average of 20°C all year round and humidity of more than 80% to flourish. To support its growth, solid stakes are erected in the fields, like a silent orchestra supporting a natural melody.

The art of growing pepper begins with a humble seedling. The rich, humid and warm soils will provide the bed for the liana. This magical plant, unlike vanilla, reveals its first treasures in its second year, thus offering a tasty preface before its apotheosis. For vanilla you have to wait 5 years before the vanilla tree becomes adult.

The pepper plant reserves a well-kept secret: the maturation of the ears and bunches, at harvest time, influences the brightness of its color, giving each pepper a unique and captivating hue.

White pepper, picked at the peak of maturity of the pepper bunch, requires a complex drying process, thus distinguishing itself from its black counterpart.

Under the protective veils of a greenhouse, the pepper dries, completing its metamorphosis in about five days. From its fourth year onwards, the pepper tree rewards the wait by producing a sumptuous abundance, offering up to 5 kg of pepper per plant. Each grain, each burst of aroma, embodies the very essence of this royal spice, symbol of a harmonious union between nature and man.

The history of botanical classification of peppercorns

Today the classification of pepper is that of Linnaeus. 

Pepper in the botanicalscientific sense of the term  will become  Piper NigrumPiper Longum  is the  Piperaceae family .

But we must tell you about the Classification of Pepper which is a Historical Journey through the Times.
The fascinating history of pepper reached its botanical culmination in the 18th century with the first classification , laying the foundations for its contemporary understanding.
This crucial step is the work of Linnaeus, who reveals a remarkable hierarchy: Piper Nigrum and Piper Longum take their place in the prestigious Piperaceae family.
This  classification, like a meticulous archaeologist, perpetuates the royalty of spices  by defining a precise order, a family and species. Its contours were affirmed in the 19th century, forging a normative and standardized identity, a universal language for naturalists around the world.
However, this classification embraces the plant itself, leaving aside the fruit it produces. Thus, botanists examine peppers with scientific rigor, ruling out taste delights, such as the famous spicy note.
The essence of pepper, this coveted pearl, originates in Asia and on the Malabar coasts. Thus, all peppers, whether they come from the Brazilian coast, Madagascar or Africa, come from this original cradle.
However, a linguistic detail adds a hint of confusion to this fascinating story. Only Piper can claim the title of “pepper” in botanical terminology.
However, in everyday language, the term "pepper" is widespread as a familiar flavor, designating a berry, a spice or any essence close to it.
The origin of this popular name lies in the historical past of Portuguese navigators.
The latter introduced "pimenta" - the Portuguese term for pepper - into European courts, creating a link between pepper and other delicacies, such as pink berries or chilli.
Thus, an unexpected alliance is formed, linking pepper to a variety of aromas in everyday language.
Thus, penetrating the world of pepper means penetrating the history of flavors, travel and cultural exchanges. It is venturing into a labyrinth of lianas, botanical families and nomenclatures, to finally savor the precious essence that only nature can offer.                   

Harvesting and Preparing Peppercorns: A Subtle Art of Peppercorn Ripening

Discover the Subtle Art of Peppercorn Ripening through our explanation of Harvesting and Preparing Peppercorns.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world where the color of the peppercorn becomes the master of flavor and spiciness.

Arnaud, the inspired creator of Comptoir de Toamasina and a true scholar of the world of pepper, guides you through the mysteries of these aromatic berries.

Throughout our narration, you will understand that the palette of vibrant shades of pepper reveals much more than a simple visual aspect .

Let yourself be carried away by Arnaud's passion as he demystifies the crucial role of the harvest and preparation stage in the formation of this palette.

As you dive into this universe, you will discover how each carefully orchestrated step humbly transforms the fruit into a pearl of aroma and flavor, thus enhancing each dish with a touch of elegance and authenticity.

The Various Shades of Pepper: A Dance of Colors from a Single Berry for an Explosion of Flavors

The Vibrant Color Variations of Pepper for a Unique Flavor in Each Color of Pepper.

Pepper growth occurs in clusters, adhering to a vigorous vine.

Green pepper , harvested before maturity, asserts itself with its subtle spice, delicate spiciness and striking freshness . Formerly present on our shelves, it is now available in a dehydrated or candied version in brine.

Peppercorns progress from yellow to ripe, generally harvested at this optimal stage of growth.

Slowly dried under the caressing sun, they contract and turn brown, transformed into black pepper.

When fully ripe, a splendid red color envelops the fruits, creating a magical scene.

Immersed in fresh water pools, they free themselves from their envelope, then dry in the sun, transmuting into white pepper.

Primary distinction: red pepper, a guarantee of maturity, is in no way similar to pink pepper, a dissimilar berry outside the Piperaceae family.

As for gray pepper, an abusive term emerges. It is a powdered blend of abandoned grains, combining black and white. An insignificant amalgam, with no real taste imprint.

Selecting the Best Peppercorns: A Guide Based on its Color Palette

You are wondering which peppercorns to buy, what is the difference between white, black, red or green?

First, I will explain its method of harvesting and preparation.

  • GreenGreen peppercorns  are peppers harvested before they ripen. We will first store it in a very humid milue then dry it delicately. It will then retain its color and its characteristic flavor which is specific to it.
  •  Black :  Black pepper  is harvested after the green one, the fruit reaches maturity, but it is harvested a little before. The black peppercorns will undergo a fermentation process before drying them. It is the hottest pepper and above all the most fragrant of the family. This is why it is very widespread.
  • RedRed pepper  is probably the least known of the family, it is a fruit that reaches full maturity. It should not be confused with pink berries especially.
  • White :  White pepper  is part of the same family as red, it is a mature berry. So it must be cleaned and the pericarp which covers the seed must be removed. It is a subtle flavor and less strong than black pepper.

Le Comptoir de Toamasina The Online Pepper Grain Specialist

Since its establishment in 2010, Le Comptoir de Toamasina has built an unrivaled reputation as the purveyor of vanilla beans  par excellence , coming from the most exquisite corners of the globe.

Drawing on this expertise, since 2013, we have invited you to an equally exquisite exploration: that of the kingdom of peppers.

As eminent artisans of taste , we introduce you to a world of authentic and exotic flavors, thanks to our careful selection of the best peppers in the world.

Our Comptoir is particularly distinguished by its dedication to exceptional peppercorns .

Our mission is to present to you only the pinnacle of the art of pepper, for a taste experience that resonates in harmony with your taste buds.

Like a spice sommelier, Arnaud, our eminent creator, is committed to tracking down the hidden treasures of peppery lands , unearthing varieties that will revolutionize your culinary art. Be ready to take your senses on a journey, to transcend your cooking into a creative and thrilling adventure.


Distinguish Precious Pearls in A Ranking of Bulk Peppercorns among the Best in the World.

In the captivating world of peppercorns you will discover the classification of its taste gems that we have carefully developed. When the quest for the perfect pepper looms, our guide to exceptional vintages will enlighten your culinary choices.

Between the exquisite delights of Kampot pepper, the unparalleled richness of Madagascar pepper, the subtle elegance of Sarawak, the dazzling finesse of Ceylon, or the distinctive brightness of Muntok, each option promises you a unique experience in the mouth.

Browse through these aromatic treasures according to the nuances you want to infuse into your kitchen. Our guide reveals the distinct characteristics of each variety, giving you the freedom to shape your dishes with the quintessence of peppery flavors.

Whether you're looking for robust spiciness, elegant sweetness or sensory complexity , our ranking of the world's best bulk peppercorns will guide you on a taste epic like no other.

Get ready to unleash your culinary creativity and redefine the art of seasoning.


Peppercorns  are  a very sought after thing today. Everyone wonders what  the best peppercorns in the world are .

Exploring the Riches of the World of Peppercorns: A Step-by-Step Journey Through Exceptional Spice Varieties

  1. Kampot Red Pepper, Cambodian Pearl: Originally from the provinces of Kampot and Kep in Cambodia, this pepper is renowned for its fruity, round and powerful aromas. Coming from the family of true peppers, Piper nigrum L., it offers a taste experience prized in great cuisines. Saved from oblivion after the civil war, this treasure goes wonderfully with white meats and brings a bold touch to desserts. You should know that this is the final stage of harvest. It is the most difficult pepper to make and it matures after 9 months. So there is one harvest per year and its preparation is complex.
  2. Voatsiperifery Wild Pepper from Madagascar, Parfum des Cimes:  Coming from the south of Madagascar, this rare and subtle pepper grows on lianas reaching dizzying heights. Harvested by hand, it offers woody and lemony notes , but its rarity threatens its survival. It is a pepper that is magnificent on the palate with no heat, but warm and unique notes. 

  3. Muntok White Pepper, Delight of Sumatra: Exported from Kerala, the success of the pepper extends to the island of Bangka, Sumatra. Its menthol and camphor notes bring a subtle freshness to dishes, while its delicate leather flavor adds a sophisticated touch. It can even enhance a chocolate dessert.

  4. Black Pepper from Spice Island, Tanzanian Escape, a pepper with beautiful aromatic power and strong spiciness:  Cultivated in the Zanzibar region, this black pepper reveals flavors of almond, orange peel, lemon and eucalyptus. Its process of harvesting and slow drying in the sun gives this treasure a rich black color and concentrated aromas.

  5. Kampot White Pepper: Originally from Kampot, it is a white pepper which does not have a musky note, it comes from the final stage of maturation of the bunch, here it is a pepper with a unique touch of mint and fresh grass. It is the best white pepper. 

    Discover these peppery gems, each representing a symphony of aromas and a unique story, to enhance your culinary creations with an exceptional touch.

    Which pepper to choose?

    Which pepper to choose? you ask yourself the question and we will answer you.

    The perfect pepper does not exist, the good pepper is the one that will bring you the most satisfaction and that will go perfectly with your dishes.

    There are a multitude of peppers, you can buy pepper from different families, different colors, different flavors and spiciness, etc. We can therefore quickly get lost in choosing the ideal pepper. Discover this method which will allow you to find your way around and select the pepper made for you.

    First step 1: Choose the pepper family carefully

    The Piper family is very vast, 1,457 validated species and 1,170 uncertain species , but to simplify, we will distinguish 3 large families, the purists will forgive me, but this article is rather intended for novices.  The piper nigrum or “true pepper” family. The Piper Nigrum family includes pepper, the classic pepper found in all mills. Small round seed, often black, but also sometimes white, green or red, it is the king of spices.

    Why choose a piper nigrum pepper? You will go with this family if you are looking for a traditional pepper, with the typical taste and heat of pepper.

    The piper family Zanthoxylum and relatives

    The piper family Zanthoxylum (and related) includes a whole group of berries, often referred to as pepper, generally characterized by a citrus flavor, and a characteristic spiciness, causing a numbing sensation on the lips and tongue.

    Why choose a Zanthoxylum piper? You will go with this family if you are looking for original and unique citrus flavors, a surprising mouth feel, with tingling and to surprise your guests.

    Other berries and Piper

    They are very numerous, but let us cite among the most common:

    • Piper borbonense, or wild Voatsiperifery pepper from Madagascar
    • Piper cubeba or cubeb pepper from Indonesia
    • Tasmannia lanceolata or Tasmanian pepper
    • Schinus terebinthifolius or pink berries
    • Pimenta dioica or allspice, a pepper with notes of 4 spices
    • Piper longum or long pepper

    They all have different characteristics, but what brings them together is a flavor that is both peppery, but also spicy, with depending on the family, flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, etc.

    Why choose another berry related to pepper?

    You will go with this family if you are looking for original and unique flavors with a spicy dominance and not citrus like the previous family, peppers with character and originals.

    • Step 2: You want to choose a piper nigrum

    Choosing a piper nigrum pepper is like choosing a good wine. Indeed, like wine, we will choose pepper based on different criteria:

    • His color
    • Its spiciness
    • His taste
    • His price 
    • Its Terroir 
    • Food/pepper pairing

    Regarding smell and taste, it's very personal, nothing will replace your nose or your taste buds to choose. We detail in each product sheet as much as possible the flavors and scents of each pepper. For the rest :

    The price

    The price of pepper is often linked to the quality and terroir of the pepper , but also to its rarity. So, depending on what you want, select a pepper:

    Its origin (terroir)

    This criterion is quite linked to the price, in fact, the more exceptional the terroir and the origin of the pepper, the more it will cost. The origin of the pepper is important and determines its organoleptic characteristics.

    Pepper is grown all over the world, although Asia remains the main source. Let us cite the origins that stand out the most:

    • Kampot pepper IGP in Cambodia
    • Penja pepper PGI in Cameroon
    • Organic Lampong pepper in Indonesia
    • MG1 pepper from Malabar in India

    There are many others, but here, at least to begin with, is a selection from the greatest terroirs in the world.

    Which pepper to choose

    At Comptoir de Toamasina, we have selected for you the finest range of quality peppers, which we have discussed in this article, at the best value for money.


    At the risk of disappointing you, for us there is no  best black pepper in the world . Each  pepper has its own notes  that you will appreciate. Each land, each culture is different, without forgetting the know-how of the planters.

    Come  buy  and discover our   very high quality  black peppers , at Comptoir de Toamasina,  expert in  the purchase  and  sale of black pepper .


    Buy peppercorns online .


    Explore the Exquisite Aromas and Fascinating Origins of Peppers on our pepper route on our YouTube channel. 

    On the Pepper Grain Route, where we invite you to embark on a sensory journey to the heart of the fascinating world of spices. Immerse yourself in the rich and varied world of peppercorns, these aromatic pearls that enhance our dishes and awaken our senses.

    Our channel is dedicated to exploring the many facets of pepper, from its distant origins to its delicious nuances of flavor and heat. Accompanied by enthusiasts and culinary experts, we travel to the regions of the globe where these precious berries thrive, discovering the secrets of their cultivation, harvest and preparation.

    Each episode will take you through the lush plantations of Asia, Africa and other corners of the world, taking you on an immersive adventure among the growing pepper trees. From meticulously harvesting the berries to transforming them into green, black, white, red peppers and more, we'll reveal the key steps in this fascinating process.

    We will also present historical and cultural anecdotes, delving into the stories that have shaped the trade and appreciation of this much-loved spice throughout the ages. In addition, our culinary tips and our food and pepper pairing advice will help you enhance your culinary creations with a touch of elegance and flavor.

    Whether you're new to peppercorns or a seasoned connoisseur looking for new inspiration, our channel "Sur la Route des Poivres en Grains" is your guide to an unforgettable sensory exploration.

    Join us to discover the history, science and art behind these little aromatic pearls that have the power to transform your dishes into true works of culinary art.

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    Authentic Piper Nigrum Peppers and Berries

    When you go to  a dinner  or  organize a dinner , you like  to taste a pepper  that will be out of the ordinary,  rare peppers  like the  timut bay which cannot be called timut pepper because only the piper nigrum porte is called France . pepper  is  a small seed , which must have a  taste , a  flavor  and  charm and which comes from Piper Cubeba, Piper Longum and Nigrum only.

    You want  to buy quality peppercorns  but also know the reason for  its pleasant and surprising aromas . Then you are on the right site. But what is pepper  ?

    Pepper   can have the  name of the producing region ,plantation or even a variety .

    You should know that there are more than  35 peppers in the world  which come in 4 colors.

    When you go  to buy pepper , you must  choose its colorblack pepper for strengthred pepper for exoticism ,  white  or  green pepper for the smell . You should know that each country that produces  pepper  will  produce peppers with different tastes

    Buying pepper  is not a trivial thing,  pepper  in the kitchen will allow you to vary all the tastes in your preparations. You have to know how to break with your habits because your palate will get used to pepper very quickly, changing pepper regularly will help awaken the flavors of your dishes.

    Testing the peppers from Comptoir de Toamasina means buying great pepper, exceptional peppers .

    And we tell you, buy exotic great quality peppers , the excellence of peppers from around the world , at the Comptoir de Toamasina new pepper counter.   

    Buy quality pepper online - Buy and sell bulk peppers

    Today we  call a little bit of everything and anything pepper . But  pepper  is not a  berry , but it is a vine. In reality we should only name the term pepper for the fruits that come from the Piper Negrum vine  ,  which will give us  greenwhite ,  red  and  black pepper. In this family we will find  black pepper from Madagascarwhite pepper from India , belem pepper  which comes to us from Amazonia.

    But you have other vines, the Piper Cubeba vine, which makes cubeb pepper and piper longum. 

    The  piper cubeba  is the most surprising species for me because it produces a fresh and aniseed pepper, which is called cubeb pepper. Piper  longum  makes a  long pepper  with a  chocolate taste 

    I forgot, you also have the  piper borbonense which gives  Voatsiperifery or  tsiperifery  or  wild Madagascar pepper

    But many other berries and fruits are called peppers, without necessarily being part of the Piperaceae family, such as  pink berries  from the Amazon,  Jamaican pepperSichuan pepper  or  chili macaco  which comes to us from cerrado in Brazil. 

    Pepper boxes from Comptoir de Toamasina

    The creator of Comptoir de Toamasina, Arnaud will create pepper boxes for you to take your taste buds on a journey.

    Discover the most beautiful boxes of peppers at the best value for money at Comptoir de Toamasina, the specialist in exceptional peppers.

    • World pepper box in a mill : Here, you will discover a box of peppercorns in a refillable pepper mill packaging. The best gift box to enter the world of pepper or offer an exceptional pepper box
    • 9 peppercorns in a boxAn economical box of peppers to take your taste buds on a journey. You will discover the packaging of pepper in sachets ideal for your pepper mill
    • Box around pepper -A land of pepper:All the peppers from Comptoir de Toamasina are found in an exceptional box. The exceptional pepper box will bring together all of our berries and peppers so that you discover all the varieties of the best-selling spice in the world.
    • Discovery box of peppers from around the world : Looking for a gift idea for a special occasion, a gift for the end of year celebrations, a birthday. So we offer you a taste discovery box to surprise your taste buds and take them on a journey to the four corners of the world.
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