It all started 3 generations ago.... Darush Amiri's family is originally from Iran (Mashhad) and his grandfather farmed already successfully saffron. Darush's grandfather passed on the saffron knowledge to his father, Ahmad Dolatabadi, who kept the tradition up. In 2001 Darush came to the United States. In 2005 he met his wife, Nicole Beretha, who is originally from Germany. They had not an easy start in their marriage with Darush battling leukemia twice. The German-Iranian couple got married in 2007 and now have 2 kids age 6 and 8.
They both had successful careers. Darush at WADOT as an Inspector for 15 years, helping building the new 520 floating bridge and Nicole was an International Program Manager at Amazon for 9 years, traveling the world. But it was not enough for the couple. Their dream was always to have their own family business and be closer to nature and the local community.
In 2014 the couple decided to shift their focus completely to farm saffron. They established the company and named it after their 8 year old son Cyrus. They now have been farming in Chelan successfully for over 5 years. The dry and hot climate in Easter Washington provides the perfect environment for the saffron. Since then the family owned business has been growing steadily and has now a presents in many famous places around the Puget Sound. Including The Herb Farm, Lola, the world famous Pike Place Market, Seattle Ballard Farmers Market, The Pink Door... just to name a view. In 2019 the family started spreading their branches into Portland with many shops featuring their local saffron and selling it on the Portland University Farmers Market every Saturday. is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, white papers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
The Seattle based headquarter was started by Darush Dolatabadi-Amiri in 2003 under the name of Persian Saffron Imports. The saffron company quickly gained prestige through its ability to offer high-quality products. This led to an abundance of customer praise and recognition and the company continues to grow. Now known as Cyrus Saffron, the saffron spice is highly sought after by many fine restaurants and establishments around Puget Sound. As they continue to expand nationally the family started growing saffron in Eastern Washington with high-quality saffron harvesting annually. They encourage saffron enthusiasts to purchase products through the website or on Amazon, until you can find them in a store near you.
We have many seasonal helpers that come to the farm during harvest time in October/November.