The Cape Herb & Spice Company: A Vibrant Blend of Cultures and Flavours
“On the tip of Africa, on the top of the tongue“
The Cape Herb & Spice Company is based in Cape Town, a cosmopolitan city situated at the south-western tip of Africa. The location of the city is significant. In the early 1400’s the European sailors began exploring the west coast of Africa in search of a trade route to the spice markets in Asia. Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 and in 1498 Vasco da Gama established a sea route to India. The Dutch East India company, which was a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement at Cape Town in the mid 1600’s as a midway point for their exchange with Asia. This mix of European, African and Asian cultures has given the city a rich culinary heritage. And it’s against this background that the Cape Herb & Spice Company was formed.
Founded in 1994, the Cape Herb & Spice company lies in the heart of the world-renowned Constantia Winelands, a short 20-minute drive from Cape Town’s central business district and international airport. A Taste of Excellence Regarded as global leaders in the herb and spice industry, the company’s facilities have been custom built and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Their technology is managed according to international food safety standards and is certified to the highest level on an annual basis. Furthermore, their facilities are regularly audited by several of their private label clients, many of whom are regarded as world leaders in quality and food safety.
A Pleasing Blend
The Cape Herb & Spice Company is a non-discriminatory employer with enlightened human resources policies. This has contributed to the company’s accreditation with organizations such as Fairtrade; an initiative that promotes better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. At the Cape Herb & Spice Company, they pride themselves on their motivated and expert workforce.