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. They're spicier than serrano peppers and in the same range as cayenne.
What they're saying:
"I add the Burlap & Barrel Cobanero to everything." Cookbook Author Hetty McKinnon tells the Wall Street Journal
"The burnished red flakes can be used in a wide range of dishes; they add a bright fruitiness and tantalizing spiciness unlike the straightforward, one-dimensional heat of standard crushed red pepper." -Kate Krader, Bloomberg
“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
- Heat level: 30,000-50,000 Scoville units
- 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. We were looking for farmers who grew this chili, which is one of the oldest domesticated chili varietals, and asked Don Amilcar (who also grows our cardamom and black lime) if he knew anyone. He did us one better and started growing them himself.
- chili flakes
- red pepper flakes
Absolutely my go to sprinkle for just about everything!
This chili spice is totally top notch! Really enhances any dish.
Loved it. All of the spices I ordered were awesome. I would highly recommend ordering all of your spices from Burlap and Barrel. The quality is outstanding and the prices are great too..
I have been adding this to my breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Uniquely flavorful with a floral note I haven’t tasted in other peppers and just the right amount of heat for any dish. I used the jar very quickly and am about to order the larger container.
Hot for some pallets but not blow your head of off hot. If you love heat the right way - this gives you the right balance. Crushed red chiles can not give you the same depth of flavor. Bright? Yes. Citrus? Yes! Heat? Yes! But in perfect harmony- the best spice I have ever had after 45 years of cooking.