Pronounced as burr-bear. From the horn of Africa comes the delightful seasoning blend known as Berbere which is considered the culinary foundation of the Ethiopian cuisine. Also known as Berbere Spice, Berber Spice and Ethiopian Berbere. As with many seasoning spice blends from around the world there are as many variations as there are regions, villages and families. This blend is often called the cupboard mix as it seems to have a little bit of everything tossed in - but the prominent spices in Berbere are always centered around the heat of pepper - cayenne, paprika, chili flakes and black pepper (in some variation). Berbere does pack some spiciness from the chile peppers but it is more flavorful than crazy hot. Hand blended from cumin, cardamom, allspice, fenugreek, coriander, cloves, black pepper, chili pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, ginger root, turmeric, salt, paprika and cinnamon.