Our Cobanero chili is a rare Maya variety of chili pepper, grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán in Guatemala. It has a lush, fruity aroma and a fierce, smoky heat that makes everything taste better. Perfect for anyone who appreciates true chili flavor.
They're SO good - fruity like a peach, sweet, slightly smoky, and brightly spicy. Use caution - at 30,000-50,000 in Scoville units, these chilis pack a punch, they're spicier than serrano peppers and in the same range as cayenne peppers.
What they're saying:
“These fruity, smoky Guatemalan peppers are my No. 1 favorite chile flakes. They are the key ingredient in my ginger cookies to help amplify the heat, and the perfect popcorn seasoning. I also keep a jar of infused olive oil at the ready to brush on focaccia, or drizzle over anything else.” Zoë Kanan, Pastry Chef and Eater Young Gun
- Origin: Coban, Guatemala
Aliases: chile cobanero
- Process: Air dried
- Ingredients: 100% Cobanero chili pepper (Capsicum Annuum)
- Tasting notes: Papaya • Roasted Corn • Fire
- Add to your pot of beans, roasts or braises
- Sprinkle flakes over pastas, veggies, eggs, and more
- Add to your marinades or sauces for an extra kick
- Pairs well with: Zanzibar Black Peppercorns, Cured Sumac, Smoked Pimenton Paprika
This is a really, really special chili varietal called a Cobanero Chili, only cultivated in the area around the city of Cobán in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. On previous visits, we couldn't find a direct farm source so Don Amilcar (who also grows our cardamom and black lime) offered to grow them for us himself!
- chili flakes
I love these feisty little chili flakes! I ordered more so I am sure I won't run out! They have a lovely fruitiness that's really unique and a nice amount of heat.
Jam packed with zesty flavor!
I love the heat level and the complexity it adds to simple things, like scrambled eggs and Spanish tortilla. I also added 1 teaspoon to the brownies with a dulce de leche swirl...there weren't even crumbs left. I'm almost halfway through the bottle! So good!
I adore these cobanero chili flakes. They're wonderfully fruity & aromatic and have just the right amount of spice to liven up scrambled eggs, stir fries, nachos, etc. If you like heat, definitely pick these up.
Their spices are legit. The customer support is legit. I have no complaints. I'm excited to continue to buy and try new spices from B&B. Thank you!!