Caju uses repurposed coffee trees as the fuel for our wood-fire ovens. No extra oils added and gluten free.
Nuts sourced directly from local Vietnamese farmers - hand grown and hand harvested with no pesticides or chemicals.
Caju sources all of our cashews from Vietnam. A country renown for its sweet wholesome cashews.
Our secret is we roast the nuts with pure sea salt, then REMOVE the salt to enhance and retain the natural cashew flavors.
Cashews are graded by size, shape, and color. Caju cashews are all whole nuts of the highest quality.
We are a family run company based out of Vietnam and brought to America (San Francisco) by Hai!
"Over 20 years ago, my aunt and uncle started a small business roasting cashews by hand and selling them to local families as a means to make a living. Two decades later they are as passionate as ever about their cashews.
After my first visit to observe the cashew cultivation and production process, I was struck by the care, pride and hard work that went into each stage — from the meticulous attention given to growing each tree, to the handpicking and sorting of each cashew, and finally, to the light salting and roasting of each batch. The second I tried these cashews straight from the oven, I knew it was an experience I wanted to share with the world. That is why Caju was founded here in San Francisco.
Driven by the idea that only the highest quality cashews should be used, we refuse to cut corners. The unparalleled standards and work ethic will start a revolution. A nut revolution. A cashew revolution. A Caju revolution."
- Hai Nguyen
We source from local farmers in southern Vietnam where cashew trees thrive in the climate. Vietnamese cashews are renown worldwide for their naturally sweet flavor and high quality.
Cashews naturally grow on a tree within an inedible hardened shell that needs to be removed before consumption. After harvest, we must steam the freshly picked cashews to soften these outer shells. Then we manually remove them one-by-one to prevent any breaks or degradation of the cashews.
Raw cashews are graded by shape, size and color as defined in this blog post. After removing the shells, we hand sort and select the HIGHEST grades of cashews to go into the roasting process. Hand selecting the highest quality ingredients leads to a drastically higher quality final product which you will only find in Caju cashews.
We fuel our ovens with repurposed coffee trees sourced from local coffee farmers, then add two simple ingredients - raw cashews and sea salt. Nothing else. At the end of the process, we even remove all of the sea salt so that it does not stick to the cashews and overwhelm the flavor. The wood-fire roasting is our favorite part of the process because it gives the cashews their distinct crunch and taste.
Finally, the cashews are deskinned, carefully placed into our packaging, and are ready for consumption! The amount of meticulous manual labor put into making this premium product is what makes it so special. The picking, deshelling, sorting and roasting are all done by hand and are important steps towards our goal of redefining how the world perceives the cashew.
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