Kampot Pepper News & Blog

March 5, 2022

Welcome back, Sok

After 2 years of Covid and no visitors to Bo Tree Farm, I am delighted to welcome back Sok ahead of the reopening of the Bo Tree Farm Shop and Cafe. Welcome back Sok! Sok speaks good English and lives […]
February 11, 2022

Apsara TV visits Bo Tree Farm

Bo Tree was very honoured to have Ream Chamroeun from Cambodia’s Apsara Radio and TV pay a visit the farm late last year and create a documentary programme all about Kampot Pepper. Aly starred in interviews, filmed in amongst the […]
October 20, 2021

Great Taste Awards 2021: the 50 tastiest foods chosen by experts (The Times)

Proud to announce that our Red Salted Pepper Berries have been selected as one of the “50 Tastiest Foods” by the Guild of Fine Food in London, organiser of the annual Great Taste Awards. For anyone with a subscription to […]
August 29, 2021

Taste Cambodia : Culinary Adventures in Siem Reap and Angkor

Cambodia has a culinary culture that is older than the fabled temples of Angkor. Rice is Cambodia’s white gold and has won the title of best in the world. Cambodian cuisine is a subtle blend of fresh produce, aromatic spices […]
April 4, 2021

2021 harvest gets underway… finally!

Very late this year due to late rains in 2020, the pepper harvest is finally underway. To maximise on the crop of red pepper, we are employing the highly labour-intensive tactic of picking individual ripe berries now while leaving the […]
March 3, 2021

Pepper harvest late this year

The pepper harvest is very late this year. Normally it would have started by mid February and some years two or three weeks earlier. Just a few red berries are appearing now. This is the result of very late rains […]
February 4, 2021

First batch of Kampot Salted Green pepper berries of 2021!

Beautiful new batch of Bo Tree Kampot Salted Green Pepper! Just arrived at The Kampot Pepper Shop – the first for 2021! Last year’s batch won a Guild of Fine Food Great Taste award, and this year’s promises to be […]
December 14, 2020

How is Kampot Sea Salt Made?

Sea salt is produced by flooding sea water into a salt “pan”, or field that looks similar to a rice field full of water. The water is then reduced by evaporation in the hot sun increasing its salinity. It is […]
December 9, 2020

Bo Tree Kampot Black Pepper debuts in the Wall Street Journal

We are mighty proud to have featured in the Wall Street Journal this year as one its ‘10 Best Food and Drink Holiday Gift Ideas to Bring Instant Cheer in 2020.’ If you are subscribed, you can read the full […]
December 8, 2020

Bo Tree Farm Flyover

This is a flyover of Bo Tree Farm, our Kampot Pepper farm in southern Cambodia that produces one of the world’s finest peppers (piper nigrum) and the only peppercorns to have been awarded Protected Geographical Indication, ratified by the EU. […]
December 4, 2020

Bo Tree’s Medal Haul Rises to 10

Bo Tree has won three more awards in 2020, although one was for a product that we champion but do not make ourselves (fish sauce). Considered to be the “Oscars” of the food industry, the Great Taste Awards are organised […]
November 30, 2020

Chan Kimly

…or Aly to her friends and Thea to her family, is the mistress of Bo Tree! Together with her Scottish husband, Christopher, she bought the land on the hillside of Phnom Kon Sat in 2011. At the time it was […]