Steenbergs was set up in 2003 by Axel and Sophie Steenberg as an organic and Fairtrade spice business. We were the first company in the UK licensed to sell spices carrying the Fairtrade Mark and have continued to add to this range. Since we began we have been working with cooperatives in Sri Lanka and continue trading with them for a wide number of our spices, including the organic Fairtrade cinnamon included in this box. Since those early days, we have increased our range to over 400 spices and spice blends – the majority of them are organic, several of them carry the Fairtrade Mark.
We’re base in our purpose built eco-factory in North Yorkshire. As a small company we all work on a variety of different areas as well as developing the business, we handle sales and product development. Axel runs the technical side, purchasing spices and blending.
We started as we have both been passionate about spices and ingredients for some time – in particular quality, the intensity of flavour and variety. When we decided to set up we set up as an organic and Fairtrade spice business as that was our ethos in our lives and continues to be the driving force of the business.