Warm and buttery with a hint of fresh green cane flavor, our panela cane sugar is produced using traditional methods and materials in the lush mountains of Colombia. Use instead of white or brown sugar in baking, sprinkle over fresh fruit or mix with hot water to make the traditional beverage agua panela.
The heirloom cane is cut by hand and carried to the estate's own trapiche, where the cane is pressed into juice and cooked into sugar. The juice is boiled in a series of pots, which are heated by burning the leftover cane fiber after the juice is pressed out. The boiling process requires constant attention by skilled artisans, up to the final step where the reduced sugar syrup is tossed through a window, one bowl at a time, and then whipped using a long-handled paddle to create a light, fluffy, granulated sugar texture. 9.0 ounces.