Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

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Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Camsplodia » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:57 am

Hi all,

Was just hoping for some advice for decent places to buy Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee, Cambodia palm sugar etc. I've seen it around Phnom Penh but it seems to all be the fancy package type stuff whereas I'm looking for just standard stuff. Does anybody know where I can get the it locally? I will be in Kampot before I leave so I could get the pepper there, too, but interested to have options in Phnom Penh. I'm heading back to Europe for a holiday and I want to give the family a variety of Cambodian-made products so any suggestions of anything else that might be nice to take over would be appreciated.

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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby rgrowden » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:24 am

Try Super Duper for the Mondulkiri coffee (under 4$), and the sugar. Not sure about the pepper.
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Miguelito » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:02 am

Lucky supermarket has a Cambodia products section, where you can get pepper, palm sugar, etc, all at good prices.

You may not be searching for the "fancy" packaging, and want something more "authentic", but if you want the genuine product you kind of need the packaging. If you go to the market you won't be buying Kampot pepper, for example. Kampot pepper doesn't just mean it was grown in Kampot (and Kep), but it also denotes a level of quality that has been certified, such as being organic. There are three separate seals you will see on each package - If it doesn't have those seals, it won't be actual "Kampot pepper". This is how geographic origins work all around the world (for instance, in Spain, growing and making wine in Rioja doesn't mean you can sell it as a Rioja wine, there are standards to be met, such as not using vines less than 50 years old). Here in Cambodia, the markets are flooded with pepper and coffee from Vietnam, but they will tell you it's Cambodian.

It's very easy to find genuine pepper when in Kampot. I suggest going straight to a farm to visit and learn more about it as well.
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Camsplodia » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:07 am

It's not about being "authentic" I was hoping for something "cheaper" as I want to buy a fair bit of it. But if that's not how it works then fair enough. Cheers for the info. It's helpful. The pepper farm sounds like a nice thing to do too, so I'll get the pepper there!

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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby monomial » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:19 am

If you are ready to buy a minimum of 180kg of Kampot Pepper, just go to the KPPA.

"A fair bit" is very a relative term. I would consider a few tons to be a fair bit. Of course, the farmers can sell you whatever size you want, but you can't resell it as Kampot Pepper unless you have purchased it retail with the packaging or else have the paperwork from the KPPA to prove it is genuine. So anything less than the previously mentioned 180kg threshold means you may be buying pepper grown in Kampot (or Kep) but you can't call it Kampot Pepper.
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Garry Crabtree » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:11 pm

If someone is selling normal pepper as Kampot pepper, are they seasoned criminals?
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Nasty Canasta » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:12 pm

If you want to try a range of palm sugars, there is a lady in Psar Kandal that has it in buckets. There are all different shades of brown and she'll let you try them. It's behind the chicken killing joint and in a bit. Cheap as.
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby aem » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:01 pm

for coffee go to Sin Ven Yu at central market.

https://goo.gl/maps/wZPFfaiLA3U2

They also have their coffee in many of the supermarkets but it is cheaper to go to their shop directly.
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Re: Buying Kampot pepper, Mondolkiri coffee etc

Postby Camsplodia » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Cheers. Really useful info. I'll go have a look on Monday.
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