Diaspora Co Spices was founded in the fall of 2017 with just one spice - Pragati Turmeric - sourced from an equally young and idealistic farm partner, Diaspora Co’s now dear friend Mr. Prabhu Kasaraneni. But from Diaspora Co Spices very first day, the big, audacious dream was to grow a radically new, decidedly delicious and truly equitable spice trade, to push a broken system into an equal exchange, and to have a lot of fun doing it.
Today, Diaspora Co Spices source 30 single origin spices from 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka. Diaspora Co Spices is proud to pay their farm partners an average of 6x above the commodity price. In a system where fair trade is a mere 15% premium, they pay what they believe to be a living wage, an investment in the kind of leadership and land stewardship that will build climate resilience and more delicious food systems.