Barbados is the only coral island still producing sugar cane
Our sugar has always been grown, milled and loved in Barbados. And for good reason. Barbados is the natural home for the world’s finest sugar cane. The island’s temperate climate, beautiful sunshine, gentle trade winds and cooling rains have been crucial factors in creating the perfect conditions for growing sugar cane since the 1600s. Today, Barbados is the only coral island that continues to produce sugar cane and the results are exquisite.
Even the water used in sugar cane production contributes to the uniqueness and purity of Plantation Reserve sugar, having been naturally filtered through the island’s coral.
The result is our deeply aromatic natural cane sugar. You’ll notice the difference immediately. It has a flavour and texture that transforms everything you use it in. So whether you’re baking with it, putting the finishing touches on pancakes, flavouring desserts, or sweetening your coffee, Plantation Reserve will leave you saying ‘Oh yes, I want some more’.
So yes, our sugar is genuinely Bajan, because anything else just wouldn’t do.
How Plantation Reserve sugar is made
Through Bajan traditions our sugar has become part of the fabric of Barbados.
In fact, over centuries our sugar has become ingrained in the Bajan family’s traditional cooking. It’s celebrated at Crop Over. It adds a magical flavour to food and drink enjoyed on Independence Day, Christmas Day, Old Year’s Night and whenever people bake.
And that’s not all. Like us, visitors love Barbados. One of the reasons they come here is the island’s outstanding natural beauty, much of which, like our precious traditions, is preserved as a result of sugar farming. The cane preserves the island’s lush greenery and provides a backdrop to the picturesque plantation houses that are so attractive.
Yes, we help to preserve the traditions of Barbados. Making a positive and sustainable impact on the local economy, the sugar we produce and way we produce it will help to protect the island’s ecosystem for generations to come.
We don’t just produce the world’s finest cane sugar; the way that we produce it also has a positive and sustainable impact on the local economy.
Sugar cane has been central to the way of life in Barbados since the 1600s. It has helped to shape our landscape, our island and our economy. Today, Plantation Reserve is keeping that tradition alive with the production of fantastic Barbados sugar in a revitalised local industry.
Every time you stock up on Plantation sugar you’re supporting our small local producers rather than putting money into the pockets of big multi-nationals. It takes a little more effort to produce the level of purity we demand of our sugar cane juice, but we think it’s worth it and hope you do too. Especially, when you realise this exceptional quality gives our genuinely Bajan brand the high export value that allows us to pay local sugar producers above typical market and Fairtrade prices. By promoting the self reliance of our independent farmers we – and you – can keep our traditional industry flourishing. So Plantation Reserve sugar doesn’t just taste great, it makes you feel great too.
This sustainable development model is working. By looking at sugar in a whole new way we’re able to offer genuinely superior sugar built on our production values and the natural attributes of the only coral island still producing sugar cane – Barbados.