They naturally fell in love
It was during an exploratory trip to South-East Asia that Nathalie and Guy, the owners of The Plantation, discovered the region of Kampot and a visit of a pepper plantation was a real revelation.
all the characteristics they were looking for
The Land was founded in 2013
The natural beauty of the site, in the commune of Kon Sat – land backing on to the mountains, overlooking the Secret Lake, with breathtaking views of Bokor Mountain, on one side, and the sea and Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam, on the other side.
They had the soil tested by several laboratories in order to ensure that it was suitable for the pepper plantation project.
They had to find the team to help develop the project. Mr. Keak Heng, grandson of pepper planter immigrant from South China in the late 19th century joined La Plantation to take charge of the inception and management of the pepper farm. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, Mr. Keak is considered as one of the best experts in the Kampot Pepper appellation. He is the guarantor of the quality of the cultivation and production of La Plantation’s pepper.
team of farmers
recruited from neighboring villages
The Farmers are La Plantation's Cambodian family and enjoy very good working and housing conditions in the region.
employing more than 100 Cambodian people full-time
During the harvest season, we hire 150 additional daily workers. Between February and April, fully ripe Peppercorns are harvested by hand, the Red Peppercorns are even harvested corn by corn.
food safety First
In order to meet the very high quality, food safety and hygiene requirements of European, American and Japanese importers, La Plantation has built a plant in order to process the pepper and spice production. This is a pilot plant in Cambodia.
The major production stages
Harvesting, selecting by hand, washing, boiling and lastly sun-drying over 3 days. Dry peppercorns are then selected by hand to be in compliance with the PGI standard requirements. For food safety and hygiene, they are packed in hermetically sealed packs. We use only natural and recycled packaging.