The Kampot Pepper Shop

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The Kampot Pepper Shop
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Speciality & Gift Shops
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Kampot Pepper Shop specializes in selling and educating people about the King of Spices, Kampot Pepper. We sell Black, Red and White peppers, and explain the story and history behind the world's favorite Pepper. Used by 3-star chefs the world over, Kampot Pepper now boasts the coveted EU-PGI Status.
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Dino W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,244 contributions
if you don't have time to visit the Bo Tree farm
Jan 2020
...or you did not buy enough souvenirs, in the shop in Kampot town you can find all the delicious pepper varieties and (if you are lucky) even the small batch Tarsier Gin.
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear Dino, Thanks for supporting The Kampot Pepper Shop and for your kind words. Did you try the Tarsier Gin? Very nice! All the best, CHRIS & ALY
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tfizzle
Portland, OR1,893 contributions
Helpful shop-high prices
Jan 2019 • Solo
I was shocked by the high prices at this place, but the folks were helpful in getting me to understand pepper differences. They even showed me how to infuse a long pepper in gin. They also have "b" samples which are cheaper.
Written January 11, 2019
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Dear tfizzle. Thank you for visiting The Kampot Pepper Shop. There are many reasons why Kampot Pepper is expensive. Very little of it is produced - less than 80 tonnes last year, just half a percent of Cambodia's, and only 0.016% of global, annual production. It is extremely high labour to produce to the highest standards, sorted by hand (corn by corn with tweezers!); it is 100% organically grown and we get very low yields; it is the only pepper in the world recognised as exceptional enough to awarded Protected Geographic Indication. There are also reasons why you can sometimes buy "Kampot Pepper" cheaper elsewhere. Some of it is counterfeit, some is mixed with peppercorns from other parts of Cambodia or from Vietnam, but much of what you find in and around Kampot is genuinely from a certified Kampot Peper farm but not sorted to the standards specified in the The Kampot Pepper Promotion Association's "Book of Requirement". (The KPPA is the body that is responsible for setting and monitoring Kampot Pepper production). I.e. they leave the "B" grade in the mix. As you saw, we do not do that but offer it separately as a lower grade product, NOT named "Kampot Pepper". At the Kampot Pepper Shop we are rigorous in following the correct procedures that make Kampot Pepper the best in the world and our prices are similar to other producers that market the highest quality, genuine Kampot Pepper. Indeed we are quite often a little bit cheaper. I am delighted the girls in The Kampot Pepper Shop looked after you well during your and gave you a useful introduction to pepper production. I hope that, despite the price, you did manage to buy a little for yourself and will get to realise how much difference using a good pepper can make to your enjoyment of everything that you eat. All the best, CHRIS & ALY
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK747 contributions
A welcoming shop.
Dec 2018 • Couples
We looked in a couple of times before making a third visit to buy. The assistants were very helpful and encouraged sampling the whole range of salts, peppers and spices. There's no pressure to buy.
We didn't visit the farm but made a few purchases on our final visit to take back home, Christmas presents for food loving friends.
Written December 9, 2018
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Many thanks for visiting The Kampot Pepper Shop. Apologies for the slow response to your generous review. We would love to hear how the Kampot pepper Christmas presents went down So please come and visit again, but next time come and visit Bo Tree Farm which now has a fully up and running little visitor centre and cafe serving great pepper infused food. Tours of the plantation are complimentary to anyone who makes the effort to come out there! (Plus there are hammock houses to chill out in and a natural swimming pool to cool off!) All best, CHRIS & ALY
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CazFC
Ra'anana, Israel69 contributions
Kampot Pepper tasting and intel, with the owner/farmer!
Dec 2018 • Couples
For a first class insight to the amazing varieties of kampot pepper, visit Christopher at his shop. As the owner of Bo Tree Plantation, he will share with you the different types of pepper and talk you through his pepper growing experiences (the effects of climate change are very real). Bo Tree's flower salt and black pepper mix is sold to top chefs across Europe, so you can be sure he knows what he is talking about. We bought an experimental green pepper corn and are looking forward to sharing with friends.
Written December 1, 2018
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Dear Caroline, Many thanks for visiting our shop and for your flattering review! Nice to know that people coming here to The Kampot Pepper Shop go away feeling they have learned something new. Enjoy the green salted pepper. It is still a bit of an experiment for us, but the response to it so far has been enthusiastic. Awesome on a steak, sprinkled over fish or thrown into a salad... or just snack on it like peanuts. Quite addictive! Happy onward travels. CHRIS & ALY
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pierres297
Phnom Penh, Cambodia2 contributions
Extremely friendly family oriented shop and farm
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Kampot Pepper Shop in the center of Kampot and Botree Pepper farm 20km out of town is a small scale family owned business producing and selling some of the best pepper in Kampot (and in the world :-) ).

Chris the super friendly Scottish owner runs the farm with his Khmer wife and extended family. The staff at the shop is also super friendly and knowledgeable about the products.

Highly recommend a stop at the shop and if you have time à trip to the farm where you can visit, enjoy a couple of drinks (and lunch) and dip in the nearby pond if your too hot :-)
Written November 22, 2018
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Merci Pierre for you kind words, and delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to seeing you here again. In the meantime, enjoy the pepper!! All best, CHRIS & ALY
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Erick
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
ATTENTION BACKPACKERS! THE best Pepper Farm & Shop in KAMPOT
Jun 2018 • Solo
BACKPACKERS!!! If you are doing a quick visit to Kampot you definitely need to stop here! Lovely shop staff, excellent location and an amazing volunteer program treating you like family! Perfect place to buy pepper souvenir and visit their Bo Tree Farm, a unique family owned farm worked by local families living on- site, eco friendly and just 30min away from town...they teach me how to plant, harvest and sort pepper during 2 weeks! Can't deny was one of my highligths! Please go and try, pepper knowledge guaranteed afterwards. Thank you Christopher,Alina, Aly, Kim and all the rest of your lovely family and staff! Pura Vida!
Written September 5, 2018
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Dear Erick, Aly & I thoroughly enjoyed having you at Bo Tree Farm and much appreciate the help you gave us during those 2 weeks at both farm and shop. Thank you also for your glowing review above for The Kampot Pepper Shop and for the farm! Now we await your return so that you can see how much has progressed since you departed. The cafe at the farm is now fully functioning with Tim, our local chef, producing fabulous pepper-infused lunches to feast on. The hammock houses are ready to chill out in and visitors are regularly taking dips in the pond or paddling around in our kayaks. All the best and please keep in touch. Chris & Aly
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Charlotte M
5 contributions
Best pepper shop in town
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great great shop with amazing organic pepper (green, black, red, white), "fleur de sel" and other pepper creations and with amazing imported products from Spain (olive oil, wine...) very valuable when you stay a while in Kampot. Plus olive oil, salt and pepper is the best seasoning!! And last but not least: the team working in the shop is very very welcoming. Special thanks because they open late in the evening, exceptional for a tiny Cambodian town like Kampot :)
Written September 4, 2018
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Dear Charlotte, Many thanks for visiting The Kampot Pepper Shop and for your glowing review. Aly & I are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you found what you were looking for there. Please do come again or, if you run out of pepper before then, visit our website and restock. Perhaps next time you can take some time to visit our farm too, Bo Tree Farm, where we now have a small visitor centre and pepper shop, and one of our local staff will be happy give you a free tour of the pepper plantation. All best and happy travels, CHRIS & ALY
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cece1996
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
Awesome pepper shop
Aug 2018
This shop is the best to buy Kampot pepper. Alina, the staff, is always happy to explain to you about pepper and make you try all the different kinds. You will find all sorts of beautiful gifts for yourself or others there. Furthermore, the pepper is delicious and organic.

Thank you Alina, you’re the best ;)
Cécile
Written August 21, 2018
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Dear Cécile, Many thanks for visiting The Kampot Pepper Shop. I am delighted that you found the visit rewarding and that Alina gave you an informative introduction to our wonderful Kampot Pepper. I just apologise for responding to your review so late! Please don't forget us when you visit Kampot again. Perhaps next time you can come out and visit Bo Tree Farm as well. All the best, CHRIS & ALY
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James M
Mintaro, Australia4 contributions
Pepper farm trip
Jul 2018 • Solo
Great fun!! learned a lot about pepper
Alina & Tim so helpful. Shop great as well
Quality pepper tasting.
Written July 31, 2018
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Dear James, Delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Kampot Pepper Shop last July. So sorry for overlooking your review and responding so late! Hope all is well and your onward travels were exhilarating. We look forward to seeing you back again before long. All best, CHRIS & ALY
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d0ugw0ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia85 contributions
Best pepper
Mar 2018 • Solo
I read about Kampot pepper from a food and drink magazine before coming to Cambodia and had to learn more. Visiting this store, I found the staff to be very friendly and informative. They let you sample the pepper and let you view workers painstakingly sort the pepper. You are also invited to tour the farm where the pepper is grown. I took the challenge to make it to the farm. It was a very very rough road 20 km from town. The guide at the farm was also very friendly and informative. The pepper is amazing and I look forward to sharing it with friends when I go home. It does make you food taste better but it is pretty expensive. I bought a kilo to share.
Written March 31, 2018
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I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Kampot Pepper Shop and even managed to make it out to Bo Tree Farm to visit the plantation. thank you for your visit and for taking the trouble to write a review. Enjoy your pepper and please do not hesitate to contact us when your stocks run out - we would be pleased to send you a refill! Yours, Chris & Aly Bo Tree Farm and The Kampot Pepper Shop
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