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Sweet and Bitter Orange being peeled in Murcia, Spain

2020-03-24T15:00:56+00:00

Sweet and bitter oranges being peeled in Murcia, Spain Tommy recently visted Spain to check the progress of the citrus harvest Tommy recently returned from Murcia just before the Spanish Government decided to lockdown the country. The citrus harvest is the last of the core botanicals to be processed. We know that once these peels arrive, we will have large stocks of all core botanicals in the UK. Processing is well under way During [...]

Sweet and Bitter Orange being peeled in Murcia, Spain2020-03-24T15:00:56+00:00

Orange peel processing in Spain Video

2020-03-24T14:50:01+00:00

Video of oranges being peeled in Murcia, Spain A short video following Tommy's trip to Spain to check the processing of oranges - check it out below! Read the full article on the orange processing in Murcia, Spain here

Orange peel processing in Spain Video2020-03-24T14:50:01+00:00

Visiting a supplier of cinnamon in Sri Lanka

2020-03-20T13:26:11+00:00

Visiting a supplier of cinnamon in Sri Lanka A very lucky Tommy was recently in Sri Lanka to visit a supplier of cinnamon. Escaping the UK wind and rain, he was able to explore a special country for the first time and learn more about this special spice. Traditional methods with a long history: The cultivation, harvesting and processing of cinnamon is incredibly skilful with methods remaining unchanged for over a thousand years. There is evidence dating [...]

Visiting a supplier of cinnamon in Sri Lanka2020-03-20T13:26:11+00:00

Processing of cinnamon in Sri Lanka video

2020-03-20T13:01:42+00:00

Video of Processing of cinnamon in Sri Lanka the traditional way We put together a short video following our trip to Sri Lanka showing traditional cultivation, harvesting and processing of cinnamon Tommy recently visited a 17 acre farm in the South of Sri Lanka and captured some great footage of the cinnamon bark being separated and processed. Read the full article on Tommy's visit to Sri Lanka here

Processing of cinnamon in Sri Lanka video2020-03-20T13:01:42+00:00

Coronovirus and botanical supplies

2020-02-25T15:49:17+00:00

Coronavirus and botanical supplies The effects of Coronavirus are being felt worldwide and it is not yet under control. Therefore we should expect further consequences and enforced controls over the coming months.. We are lucky at Beacon Commodities in that none of our botanicals currently come from China. This is possibly a surprising fact given the range of spices and botanicals China grows. Forward Planning We must however plan for the worst with the likelihood that the spread [...]

Coronovirus and botanical supplies2020-02-25T15:49:17+00:00

New partnership with Australian Native Products

2020-02-20T13:13:53+00:00

New partnership with Australian Native Products (ANP) Beacon Commodites (BCL) are very excited to announce a new partnership.. We have teamed up with Australian Native Products (ANP) who are the global leader in the production and wholesale supply of dried leaf and essential oil from the Australian native Lemon Myrtle tree. BCL now stock dried Lemon Myrtle leaf from ANP in their UK Warehouse and hope to supply UK and European distillers with this distinctive and fragrant botanical. [...]

New partnership with Australian Native Products2020-02-20T13:13:53+00:00

Harvested English Coriander seed,

2019-11-05T15:35:26+00:00

English Coriander seed harvest After many years of testing English weather conditions and difficulties in drying the English Coriander seed, we are pleased to report a bumper yield for the 2019 crop. Harvest We decided to harvest the seed on 20th and 21st September with what looked like 3 weeks of continuous rain to follow. Luckily, we did as the 'Weatherman' was for once correct and any delay would have destroyed the whole crop. The combine was [...]

Harvested English Coriander seed,2019-11-05T15:35:26+00:00

Inspecting this year’s Juniper crop

2019-07-29T12:07:44+01:00

Inspecting this year’s Juniper crop Tommy has just returned from a recent trip to inspect this year’s Juniper crop and to discuss plans with collectors. The demand for Juniper continues to rise and not just for the distillation of gin. The market for Juniper berry oil used across many trades, such as the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, continues to grow, placing pressure on what we hope will be a good harvest. Collectors During his trip, Tommy met [...]

Inspecting this year’s Juniper crop2019-07-29T12:07:44+01:00

Preparing to harvest this year’s Juniper crop

2019-07-27T13:45:34+01:00

Preparing for the new crop of juniper to be harvested A short video of us checking this years great crop - check it out below! Read the full article on the juniper harvest in Macedonia here

Preparing to harvest this year’s Juniper crop2019-07-27T13:45:34+01:00

Video of juniper harvesting in Macedonia

2018-11-13T09:43:14+00:00

Video of the juniper being harvested in Macedonia 2018 We put together a short video following our trip to Macedonia this year - check it out below! Read the full article on the juniper harvest in Macedonia here

Video of juniper harvesting in Macedonia2018-11-13T09:43:14+00:00
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