[QUOTE=dbmorgan;2212]I am the owner of Pepper-Passion and saw a bunch of referrals coming from this forum so I thought I would check out what is going on. Being a part time professional woodworker I appreciate the virtue and the zen of seeking to obtain the perfect cutting edge, but let me say a few words about pepper.
As near as I can tell, we have the broadest selection of peppercorns available in the USA. We have eight black, three whites, two greens and rose. I know there are a few other obscure varieties out there but they are not available in the USA. It is true about the Talamanca Black no longer being available. We sold out last December and the farm no longer is planted in pepper.
The best advice I can offer a pepper lover is to try one of our sampler packs. The black peppercorn sampler pack is one of our best sellers and people love sampling the different varieties. The good news is that they are all unique and different in subtle ways just like good wines. It is a great way to compare and discover your personal favorite. Most repeat customers order the larger bags of their favorites after working their way through the samplers. We also have some "peppery" recipes to try. Best of all this is an affordable luxury.
Pepper mills is another topic altogether. My mills are handcrafted and downright expensive. Not affordable for all but a nice luxury if you like "jewelry"for your dining room table. The function is there but you are paying for art. I joke that the pepper "tastes better coming out of my mills".
Lastly, we have a permanent coupon code "MALABAR" for our repeat customers that will save you 10% off your order. Being a contrarian, I would prefer to give a better deal to my loyal repeat customers. I am also offering a $10.00 coupon to customers who register on our site and take the time to write a product rating/review for products that they have purchased from us. Hope you will give us a try. It is a fun ride.
Hi Bruce,i live in Cairns in North Queensland and there is a pepper farm a few miles down the road from me.As far as I know it is the only pepper grower in Australia.I think they produce a beautiful pepper.They are called L+L pepper farm and you can read a little about them here - http://www.australiantropicalfoods.c...it-vegetables/
Thought this might be of interest to you?cheers.
Thanks for the tip. I sent them an email. I have also heard of a product called "Australian Mountain Berries". Not sure if this is a true pepper or something similar.
Hi Bruce,mountain pepper is an Indigenous Berry.Its slightly peppery with a nice fruity taste.Goes great with red game meats in particular.You can also buy the pepper leaf from the same plant.Most of it comes from Tasmania as far as I know.It would be really nice in mulled wine but we dont really have the climate for that up here.Herbies spice is a well known Providore of high quality herbs and spices here in Oz,its usually who I get it from.Emu and Pepperberry are a match made in heaven.
Originally Posted by dbmorgan
I learned about Herbie a few years ago form an American expat and bought his book and contacted him. I asked where he sourced his red peppercorns and he was not very gracious about sharing information about his supplier. I understand that we are competitors in a sense but we are literally on opposite ends of the earth.
What about Long pepper ? I have some and it is awesome !! but difficult to grind.