Shop Ethiopian Berbere Rumi Spice Blend - Ethiopian Berbere Spice

Ethiopian Berbere

26 reviews
2.3 oz
Peppery and Floral

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".

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

Chicken, lentils, salmon, citrus, tomato, beef

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

Sustainable Sourcing

With hot, dry winds over semi-arid lands, Afghanistan’s growing region is ideal for growing artisanal spices.

Highest Quality

By opening Afghanistan's markets and creating direct trade, we can help build livelihoods for the women and farmers of this region.

Freshness Guaranteed

All of our spices and seasonings are
salt-free and packaged by hand to ensure maximum quality and freshness.


Ras el Hanout - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
ras el hanout
Earthy and Savory
Paella - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Sweet and Smoky
Persian Gulf Baharat - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
persian gulf baharat
Warm and Savory
Za'atar - Rumi Spice - Rumi Spice -
Nutty and Tangy

Tips & Usage

Spicy, peppery, and mildly sweet, Berbere is a spice blend that encompasses the distinctive flavor of the North African region. Use this bold blend to complement the inherent sweetness of any pork or poultry dish, or create your own Ethiopian cuisine, like Doro Wat.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 26 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Customer Photos
100reviewers would recommend this product Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
United States United States
I recommend this product

A new spice for us

I decided to try several new spices and Rumi Berbere was the first I used. Green Beans were on the menu and a recipe on the Rumi site looked delicious. The beans were wonderful and my husband and I agreed that we would definitely have them again. The Berbere spice made dinner especially tasty.

United States United States

Try this just once

Omg. You have to experience this!! Step out of your comfort zone ⭐️

United States United States
I recommend this product


I’m new to Afghani spines. This was an amazing discovery, with a flavor that surprised and delighted me. I’ve since used it in many ways; blended with a white sauce at the table, we can each use it to brighten many dishes.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Berbere in the burgers

Last night I made turkey burgers and added a dash of berbere spice to the mix. The burgers were a big hit. This was my first time to use berbere spice. I love experimenting with Rumi spice mixes.

Serene f.
United States United States
I recommend this product


I grew up with Egyptian Syrian spices...THIS IS THE BEST. It is fragrant and spicy. There are so many usages. Bake your eggplant with it. Read the spice ingredient and realize there are so many usages for this spice to be added to somethings you cook may be more familiar with. I love it!


Rumi direct sources the highest quality spices from Afghanistan to help provide reliable wages and economic stability for rural farmers and women. Connecting Afghan farmers with the global market is key to unlocking their economic potential.

Founded by three U.S. Army veterans who came to know and love the people and culture of Afghanistan, we aim to create connections to this vibrant region through our premium spices and blends.