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

Cobanero Chili Flakes

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1.5 oz glass jar
  • 1.5 oz glass jar
  • 10.0 oz plastic container
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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



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!

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Alicia M.
United States United States

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!

Aishwarya I.
United States United States

Absolutely delicious and I've been putting them on everything. So flavorful and wonderful!

robert k.
United States United States
Great flavor

The chili flakes have a great overall flavor, very layered flavor

Donna S.
United States United States
Wonderful flavor and heat

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.

Debbie N.
United States United States
Cobanero Chili (Flakes)

Fantastic! A little bit goes a long way. Love it!