Chinese explorer Tchéou Ta Kouan describes Cambodian pepper production as early as the 13th century.
Intensive pepper production goes back to the beginning of the Aceh war in Indonesia (1873-1908).
The sultan of Aceh former island of Sumatra, who did not want to leave its wealth to its Dutch enemies, burned down its pepper plantations in 1873-1874.
Part of the production then moved to Cambodia in the Kampot region. At the beginning of the 20th century, Cambodia was exporting about 8000 tones of Pepper. In 1930, in the book «Un empire colonial français, l'Indochine», it is noted that “pepper is by far the main colonial export crop.
Almost all the pepper consumed in France - 2600 tones in 1928 - comes from Indochina.Kampot pepper's flavour and pugnacity made him one of the best pepper in the world, unchallenged king of spice in the kitchen of the most renowned French Chefs.
From FARMLINK to KADODÉ...
9 years dedicated to Kampot Pepper.