Our Cobanero Chili is a rare Mayan variety of chili pepper, grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán, 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 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
My favorite chili flake so far! Of all the spices have purchased from Burlap and Barrel (I love them all!!), this is the one I reach for the most! It's a nice heat, a perfect balance for my husband and I, he likes it HOT, and I like heat with flavor, and this chili flake is a perfect compromise for us. We put it in everything, hash browns, chicken rubs, frittatas, salad dressing. It's extremely versatile and we love it! It's almost time to order more!
Absolutely delicious and I've been putting them on everything. So flavorful and wonderful!
The chili flakes have a great overall flavor, very layered flavor
I love the cobanero chili flakes! They have more flavor and more heat than commodity red pepper flakes. They are a wonderful addition to soups and bean dishes.
Fantastic! A little bit goes a long way. Love it!