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Ethiopian Berbere

Ethiopian Berbere

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Spicy, peppery, and mildly sweet, this blend is inspired by the rich flavors of Ethiopia and uses the exquisite spices from Afghanistan. It adds the perfect level of complex heat to dishes like lentils, chicken stews, meatballs, and more. The blend varies from region to region, even from household to household, but always offers a peppery, spicy, and citrusy taste. Pronunciation: "burr-burr-e".

Ingredients: Rumi Black Cumin, Sweet Smoked Paprika, Cayenne, Urfa Chile, Rumi Coriander, Cardamom, Mace, Fenugreek, Cassia cinnamon, Ginger

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"This is the best Berbere I have used. The spices are divine, the heat is well balanced and does not overwhelm the taste. Rumi has done a fantastic job creating this Ethiopian Bebere!

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    Rumi Black Cumin, Sweet Smoked Paprika, Cayenne, Urfa Chile, Rumi Coriander, Cardamom, Mace, Fenugreek, Cassia cinnamon, Ginger

  • Tasting Notes:

    Spicy, peppery with a hint of sweetness.

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    Pairs Well With:

    Lentils, chicken stews, meatballs, roasted vegetables, and more.

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    Unique Aspects:

    Berbere differs from region to region, even from household to household. This is Rumi Spice’s very own berbere blend creation featuring our wild black cumin and herati coriander. We find it very powerful to share the exquisite spices that come out of Afghanistan with flavor profiles of other regions and cuisines around the world.

Social Impact and Women's Empowerment

Our mission extends beyond spices. Every purchase from Rumi Spice plays a vital role in empowering Afghan farmers, fostering sustainable agricultural practices, and supporting the economic growth of local communities. We take pride in creating opportunities and championing the roles of these individuals in their communities.

Central to our ethos is the empowerment of Afghan women. We employ them in various roles, from harvesting to processing various spices. This initiative provides them with direct wages and opportunities, fostering their economic independence and highlighting their invaluable contributions to both Rumi Spice and their communities.

Our Mission

The Best Spices are from Afghanistan

Afghanistan's diverse landscape, from the soaring Hindu Kush mountains to the arid plains surrounding Herat, provides an ideal environment for cultivating some of the world's most exquisite spices. This land, nurtured by hot, dry winds and a semi-arid climate, yields unparalleled saffron, renowned globally for its high crocin content, vibrant color, and intense flavor. Beyond saffron, Afghanistan's wild foraged spices, including rare varieties like wild black cumin, are a testament to the purity and richness of the land.

At Rumi Spice, we cherish this connection to Afghanistan, not only for the exceptional quality of its spices but also for the opportunity it presents to empower local communities, preserve traditional practices, and foster sustainable economic growth.

Why Afghanistan?