All hail the majestic Arenga Pinnata. A native of southeast asia, the sap from this exotic palm yields a dark, sweet nectar – another secret to our distinctly delicious coffee, tea and healthy breakfast menu.
We use this as an alternative to cane sugar because of its smoky sweetness and sustainability as a crop. Everything good in life takes time – and so it is with the Arenga – Only after 12 years does it begin to produce the exotic sap. There’s no chopping or burning involved, and a single palm can yield gula for up to 30 years.