Kampot Pepper News & Blog

May 9, 2023

Party time for the staff at BoTree Farm…

It is harvest time now at BoTree Farm, but it is not always just hard work! Remembering the passing of Aly’s youngest sister, Sophea, who died in January, we mark the 100 day celebration of her passing with a few […]
September 1, 2022

Burghley Horse Trials 2022

For Kampot Pepper fans in England this weekend who would like to take in the horses, the BoTree UK team are at the Burghley Horse Trials this weekend in Stamford, participating in the Burghley Food Walk. Tickets are still available […]
August 25, 2022

Last Cambodian Elephants

A nice travel piece about the Elephants of Mondulkiri and how we can try to protect them. 
August 2, 2022

BoTree Kampot Black Pepper Wins top award at the 2022 Great Taste Awards

We are incredibly proud to have been awarded the maximum 3 star award at this year’s Great Taste Awards for our BoTree Kampot Black Pepper. The annual awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food in London and are […]
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 […]