Diaspora Co

Diaspora Co


      Areas Served: India

      Year Founded: 2019

      Types of Products: Spices & Drinks

      Diaspora Co. was founded in the fall of 2017 with just one spice - Pragati Turmeric - sourced from an equally young and idealistic farm partner, their now dear friend Mr. Prabhu Kasaraneni. But from their 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, they source 30 single-origin spices from 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka. They are 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.

      Being in this community is about connecting deeply with the culture and heritage of the regions they source from, and about learning as they go. Complicating and deepening what "Made in South Asia" means, and how they tell their own stories of freedom, struggle, and diaspora through food.

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