If you taste black pepper bought in a conventional shop, you will most likely not be surprised by its taste. It will taste ordinary, slightly spicy, but often bland and completely uninspired. However, if you indulge yourself in the taste of Kampot pepper, you will find that pepper may not just be hot and spicy, but that it can hold unexpected flavour surprises in which you can detect notes you would not look for in pepper.
Discovering the unexpected
Pepper is a bit like rum in this respect. While looking for something special in a classic domestic rum is a somewhat naive endeavour, expensive Cuban rums are a much more interesting and, more importantly, enjoyable experience in terms of taste.
Similarly, Kampot pepper brings a whole plethora of flavour notes and incredible aromas. The whole experience begins after the grind, when essential oils are released with notes of eucalyptus, mint, camphor, thyme, accompanied by the aroma of lime zest and the observant are able to pick up a little of the coastal aroma of the Cambodian coast.
After two to three minutes, the notes develop fruitier and less harsh. Peach and nectarine are the dominant aromas, accentuated by the earthy notes of Cambodian soil, cut pine and freshly cut grass.
All this awaits you when you take in the scent of Kampot's black gold. Once in your mouth, the aroma is replaced by a unique taste experience dominated by a nutty spiciness, without those characteristic harsh notes we know from cheap pepper. The spiciness produces a sensation of warmth in the mouth, but not the classic sharp burn.
Black Pepper can be described as a Kampot diplomat who introduces his consumers to the world of pepper through a very subtle and pleasant experience, after which you will never look at black pepper in the same way again. The best way to enjoy this diplomat is to use our Czech grinder to grind it!