High quality organic cardamom can be hard to source. I generally source from either Guatemala or Sri Lanka and I have also sourced from Colombia as well. Cardamom is a very thirsty plant and high quality cardamom requires a lot of water to mature and therefore there can be seasons or even entire years where cardamom crops produce low quality or low yield. This is why I continually look for top level sources. Each of the three source regions I use produce extremely high quality cardamom. Currently I have cardamom from both Sri Lanka and Guatemala available and I hope to bring in more Colombian cardamom later this year. Regardless of where I am sourcing from, you can always trust that I only carry the absolute highest quality I can find.
As for shipping to California, Pinch ships everywhere in the United States.