Cobanero Chili Flakes
Cobanero Chili - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices

Cobanero Chili Flakes

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Our Cobanero chili is a rare Mayan variety of chili pepper, only 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



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 source so we decide to grow them ourselves.

Don Amilcar is our partner farmer in Guatemala that provides our cardamom and allspice. We already know and love his spices, so he was our ideal candidate. This is his first harvest of Cobaneros chilis, grown on his farm and picked and dried.

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Andrea M.
United States United States
The real thing

I have actually been to Coban and bought chile cobanero there. This is the real thing. I am sooo happy that i found it although i still have some powder from Coban, but now i am tood!

United States United States
Can’t stop putting this in everything

Cobanero is the perfect blend of heat with flavor! It’s great on everything! Chicken, salad dressing, eggs, vegetables!!

Robert S.
United States United States
fantastic, nuanced heat

I love the mellow yet hot heat of the cotanero chili flakes. Great product.

Tina T.
United States United States
Not that hot

This has great flavor, but if you're looking for heat I would not recommend. I would consider this to be mild.

United States United States
Amazing quality!

The quality of these are off the hook! I will be buying more!