Ceylon Cinnamon is a crop that is considerably grown in Akuressa. It’s a ‘way of life’ for all businesses in Akuressa as almost every family has a Cinnamon garden
Wattakgoda Spices, previously trading as as Wattakgoda Producers, began operations in 1972 as a trusted and consistent provider of Ceylon Cinnamon and other spices to local and foreign buyers. The buying office in Akuressa where it all began, continues be the main buying office of Wattakgoda Spices. The company buys its produce from smallholder farmers and trusted middlemen who, day in day out, bring their produce to the company. The company specifies its buying price and acceptable moisture content at the buying office for all to see. The buying season is typically from May to February with the company being seen as a market leader when it comes to specifying the buying price.