The Rumi Spice Collection

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The Rumi Spice Collection

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Refresh the spice pantry with The Rumi Spice Collection - representing our premium Afghan saffron, three whole seed spices, and seven of our premium spice blends. The ultimate gift for foodies who love fresh & flavorful spices or for the novice home cook looking to hone their skills for the New Year. The Rumi Spice Collection includes:
  • 2 Grams of our signature Saffron, sought after by award-winning chefs for its delicately sweet & savory flavor, is farmed & prepared in the Herat province - providing jobs to 3,750+ local Afghan women.
  • Our hard-to-find whole Black Cumin variety imbues dishes with earthy & woodsy flavors, grown wild along the foothills of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains.
  • Our whole seed Coriander is a must-have in any kitchen. Farmed in the Herat region of Afghanistan, where the terroir yields a complex but delicately sweet flavor with hints of pepper and mint and the classic touch of citrus. 
  • Our Fennel seed, with its slightly sweet flavor profile accented with warm notes of licorice, brings out hidden flavors in a wide variety of dishes - grown wild in the rugged outskirts of the Herat region.
  • Our unique Afghan Ground Black Cumin is grown right in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains, adding an extra layer of sharp earthy and piney flavors. This intoxicating and aromatic spice tastes great on everything from this spicy flank steak to these delicious cauliflower & chickpea tacos
  • Our hot and smoky Cajun Spice Blend makes the perfect spicy rub on meat, fish or grilled vegetables. The versatile and bold spice blend turns up the heat on any holiday spread or weeknight dinner. 
  • Our tangy & nutty Za'atar, an herb-based middle eastern spice mix, blends our coriander and cumin with oregano, thyme, sesame, and sumac. Try it as a seasoning on poultry or meats, or combine it with olive oil for a flavor-packed dip.  
  • Our Ras el Hanout, a warm spice blend from North Africa, combines our signature fennel, coriander and cumin with sweet notes of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s slightly sweet and richly savory, the perfect addition to stews, grilled meats and even baked goods. 
  • Bring the rich and warming flavors of Northern India home with our sweet and savory Garam Masala. Add a sprinkle to your weeknight stews, or use it as a dry rub on chicken, lamb or hearty vegetables.
  • Our Kabul Piquant Chicken is fruity and citrusy, making it a particularly interesting addition in sweet dishes. This complex, zesty blend will surprise you upon the first scent. 
  • Our Afghan Curry Braise is a savory blend that adds earthy and rustic flavors, similar to a rub but with a mild curry-like quality. With notes of our fabulous saffron, it adds a unique twist to traditional curry flavors. 
  • Nine recipe cards with 18 recipes to use with the collection.
  • Packaged - gift-ready - in a gift box.

Please note, the above description represents the spices in this year's collection. Photo may vary slightly. 

All of our spices are salt-free and packaged by hand to ensure maximum quality and freshness. Packaged in glass - BPA free.

Perfect for a host or hostess gift (or to keep for yourself)! 

Ships on December 1.

Our Mission

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Rumi brings flavorful, ethically sourced and socially responsible spices from Afghanistan to our customers while catalyzing sustainable rural economic development in Afghanistan and providing countless jobs to Afghan farmers and women who harvest and process the spices.

We are a public benefit corporation and are committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy. Rumi reinvests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure.

 

 

Connecting Afghanistan

Rumi began with a mission to cultivate peace in Afghanistan. Over 80% of the Afghan population is reliant on the rural agricultural economy. The success of the spice industry not only helps farmers and the women providing direct labor, it can touch every member of the village we work in. We have seen output from our existing partners double and triple, while new farmers have asked to join our network.


Connecting Afghan farmers with the global market is key to unlocking the economic potential of Afghanistan. By building demand for Afghan agricultural products and creating a global supply chain, we can directly impact the economic development of the country. 

With hot, dry winds over semi-arid lands, Afghanistan’s growing region is ideal for growing saffron and other artisanal spices. For example, in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the International Taste and Quality Institute of Brussels awarded Afghan saffron first place out of 30 competing regions.

Rumi saffron is tested in accordance with ISO (International Standards Organization) protocol 3632 and surpasses the highest standards for Category 1 saffron by over 25%. Our test results show that our farmers are producing some of the world’s best saffron.

 

Our Founding

Rumi’s founders were a team of military veterans who served in Afghanistan with the US Army. They developed our strong Afghan networks and on-the-ground understanding of how business is conducted. With this knowledge, we built the critical relationships, partnerships, and organizational infrastructure necessary to operate within and out of Afghanistan.

Our competitive advantage is our ability to navigate the Afghan business landscape, which is built on trusted relationships.

 

Proud B Corp

We are proud to announce that Rumi has earned certification as a B Corporation, a testament to the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability.

From day one, Rumi was laser-focused on the "why" of our work. Mission and purpose are at the core of everything we do—economically empowering Afghan farmers, inspiring Afghan women through direct wages, and building out Afghanistan’s agricultural infrastructure.

Now we join a global community of 1,500 other Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

As a B Corp, we promise to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

 

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