Organic Spices and Oils from the Spice Islands of Indonesia

The name BawaAku comes from the Moluccan (Indonesian) language where Bawa means ‘to carry’ or ‘to bring’ and Aku means ‘I’ or ‘me’. Together the two words translate into ‘Bring Me’.

We founded BawaAku because we heard the call for help from the local Moluccan farmers who are living under the border of poverty and looking for a better future.

Through BawaAku we aim to ‘bring’ or ‘carry’ the famers to a better life while at same time provide you with the best Organic Spices and Oils from the source - the Spice Islands, Maluku in Indonesia.

Vision

We believe that everybody should have the same rights and access towards a more healthy lifestyle. This is why we choose to serve all layers of society.

Mission

Competing with commercial manufactures we work solely with certified Fair Trade farmers and producers throughout the chain. From Fair Trade manual handling of production to the selecting process by local certified farmers. All spices come directly from the source, ‘Spice Islands’, which used to be the gold of the Banda Islands because of its unique taste.

  • All spices come directly from the source, ‘Spice Islands’, which used to be the gold of the Banda Islands because of its unique taste.

Market Need

Spices can be bought all over the world. From mass production to fair trade handling. However the trend nowadays is to go back to the basics where the value for indigenous products has increased over the years.

While artificial ingredients are the main substitute in most non-organic food and beverages, these days we have become more health conscious of the positive effects of living a biological and organic lifestyle for our mind and body. Just as enjoying good health should be available for all, we believe that it is just as important to serve the producers as well as the consumer.

Solution

We provide spices from the source where all our products are manually handled. From the picking at the orchard, the sorting of the spices, the selecting to the packaging. We believe that everybody should have access to health promoting products and this belief is upheld throughout the production chain. Even though BawaAku spices are unique, we strive to serve all markets.

Target Market

The current trend within the food & beverage industry is that there's an increase in demand for biological and organic food over manufactured products. We are in the position to deliver directly from the producers to the consumers (wholesale/retail). BawaAku’s products are affordable for the low to high-end market.

We believe that everybody should have the same rights and access towards a more healthy approach of lifestyle.

Clove

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia and are commonly used as a spice. Member of “The Big Four”, which also includes Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Pepper. The clove is available throughout the year. Cloves are the most well-known spice in the group of spices known as “flower spices,” and have a strong sweet flavor.

Nutmeg - Pala

Nutmeg is one of two spices that grow on an evergreen tree with the scientific classification Myristica fragrans, also known as common nutmeg. It is native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia and has become a globally used spice. These trees bear nutmeg, which is the seed of the tree, as well as mace, a less common spice derived from the dried reddish shell of the seed. This is the only tree which is the source of two distinct spices in the world.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon comes from the bark of the Ceylon or Cassia tree and has a buff or dark reddish color. The most popular sweet spice, it is available in whole sticks or as a ground powder. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum and is mainly used as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in a wide variety of cuisines.

Mace - Sekar pala

Mace comes from the same tree as Nutmeg and is derived from the outer covering of the seed. Available in whole blades, dried filaments or ground and are botanically known as Myristica fragrans. The nutmeg tree that produces mace originates in Banda, one of the islands of the Moluccan province in Indonesia.

Contact us

BawaAku Organic Spices and Oils B.V.

EU
+31-6-51278723
peter@bawaaku.com

APR | US&C
+62 812-3766-2730
chantal@bawaaku.com

General: info@bawaaku.com