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Koto LLC


West African Pepper & Spices

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Koto LLC


West African Pepper & Spices

Welcome To Koto llc

KoTo LLC was established in 2009 with a mission to introduce the world to the highest quality of hot pepper sauces and spices native to the west coast of Africa. Our recipes are authentic and have been in use for generations. We employ traditional production techniques and use the highest quality ingredients available in manufacturing our products.

Hot Fried Pepper Sauce
6.99
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Mild Fried Pepper Sauce
6.99
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Pineapple Habanero
3.99
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KoTo Beverages


Introducing KoTo Ginger Beer

KoTo Beverages


Introducing KoTo Ginger Beer

Try our four flavors of this invigorating non-alcoholic and delicious beverage. 

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The Koto Story


"The heavily spice-scented air grabs you by the throat as soon as you enter the Koto Fried Pepper Sauce warehouse on the northern edge of Fredericksburg, Va" ~ Dorothy Does"

The Koto Story


"The heavily spice-scented air grabs you by the throat as soon as you enter the Koto Fried Pepper Sauce warehouse on the northern edge of Fredericksburg, Va" ~ Dorothy Does"

Bickersteth formed a limited liability company with a partner –Solomon Bickersteth, a cousin, who is in charge of distribution – and found warehouse and office space only 30 minutes from home. But some time would pass before he could make that first batch of pepper sauce in his own warehouse. Acquiring equipment, and building out the kitchen, storage and office areas to comply with state and federal regulations took more time that he expected. “What I thought would take two to three months, took six months. I didn’t do much business that first year,” he remembers.

But now that the business is up and running, Bickersteth’s Koto Pepper Sauce can be found at small African and Caribbean grocers around the District, Maryland and Virginia, as well as in the Atlanta area, the Carolinas, Texas and New York. And he dreams of one day having shelf space in a major supermarket chain, such as Giant or Wegmans. He’s even been hearing from people who’ve tasted the sauce in America and want to know where they can purchase a jar in Japan, around Europe and even back home in Sierra Leone.

I get that call from someone somewhere saying how wonderful the sauce was, so I keep going.