Rumi Spice Celebrates a Decade of Flavor and Impact

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Rumi Spice Celebrates a Decade of Flavor and Impact - Rumi Spice

Today, May 5th, 2024, marks a significant milestone for Rumi Spice—a decade of dedication to bringing unmatched Afghan spices to the global market and empowering the lives of thousands in Afghanistan.

Rumi Spice Milestones

Ten years ago, our founders, a group of veterans, embarked on a mission to create a sustainable economy in Afghanistan through its rich agricultural heritage. This journey has not only introduced exceptional Afghan saffron to culinary enthusiasts worldwide but also set a new standard for quality and ethical sourcing in the spice industry.

From our transformative appearance on Shark Tank seven years ago to becoming the largest private employer of women in Afghanistan, Rumi Spice has achieved remarkable milestones.

We have supported over 10,000 sustainable Afghan livelihoods, introduced an array of whole spices and unique blends to Whole Foods nationwide, and generated over $3 million in direct economic impact in Afghanistan.

Our commitment to quality and sustainability remains unwavering, as we continue to share the rich flavors of Afghanistan with the world.

As we reflect on the past and look to the future, our vision expands. We are setting ambitious goals to support 1 million sustainable Afghan livelihoods by our 20th anniversary, with new initiatives and product expansions underway. These efforts promise to deepen our impact and bring more of Afghanistan's vibrant culture and flavors to your doorstep.

Celebrating with a Special Birthday Cake

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we commissioned a special birthday cake from Nazli & Co., a boutique bakery known for its small-batch, bespoke cakes featuring flavors from the Asian diaspora. The cake, a delicious blend of Rumi spices and craftsmanship, is as unique and impactful as our mission.

Watch Kimberly Jung, co-founder of Rumi Spice, speak about this beautiful cake and what it represents for Rumi Spice.

Thank you for Supporting 10 years of Rumi Spice!

Your support allows us to continue our mission and helps create a legacy of hope, opportunity, and flavor that transcends borders and transforms lives.

"We are profoundly grateful to every individual who has joined us on this incredible journey," says Keith Alaniz, CEO & co-founder.

"Your involvement fuels our mission and enables us to celebrate such milestones. Together, we are crafting a future filled with hope and rich flavors, ensuring a lasting impact for generations to come."

Thank you for being a part of our story. Here’s to another decade of making a difference—one spice at a time.

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