Cubeb pepper grows primarily in Indonesian especially Java. The fruits are gathered before they are ripe, and carefully dried. Commercial cubebs consist of the dried berries, similar in appearance to black pepper, but with tail. It is actually a small seed that is around 3mm – 4mm in diameter. It is primarily reddish brown in color, but it can also be dark brown or brown. The outer surface of the seed is wrinkled. Cubeb pepper is commonly used as a spice and as a pepper substitute. It has a distinct fragrance and characteristic pepper flavor. Cubebs taste peppery aromatic, pungent and bitter.