importing cumaru

Tonka beans (cumaru) harvested from local communities in the Amazon

Tonka beans (cumaru) harvested from local communities in the Amazon

Cumaru (tonka beans) are dark and wrinkled seeds of the dipteryx odorata, a flowering tree native to South America. Tonka beans are one of the most common ingredients in perfumery. The beans can also be found in several other products like soaps and tobacco where it is used to improve aroma. We buy our cumaru (tonka beans) directly from small local communities that generates an important income for rural families.