LittlePod Pure Vanilla Extract & Pure Coffee Extract

The LittlePod Story

Several years ago, with a different hat on, LittlePod’s founder Janet hosted a vanilla day for her local community in Farringdon, East Devon. Her friend from the States, an expert in the vanilla industry, hopped across the pond to tell people about the history and cultivation of this exotic spice.

The talk fascinated Janet and got her thinking. How could she spread the word of pure vanilla – which is generally underused in modern cooking – and help the people whose livelihoods depend on growing it?

By setting up a company! And one with 3 clear aims:

  • To create products which promote exciting new ways of using vanilla in the kitchen.
  • To inform people of the diverse applications of vanilla and describe the benefits of using the natural stuff over its artificial counterparts.
  • To help communities which rely on vanilla cultivation and conserve the fragile ecosystems in which pure vanilla is grown.

From humble beginnings in Janet’s kitchen in May 2010, they’ve remained true to these fundamental aims. But a lot’s changed too, LittlePod has grown, they've won awards, they've moved, and they've gone global.