Our Cobanero Chili is a rare Maya variety of chili pepper with a fierce, smoky heat and a lush, fruity aroma. It's perfect for anyone who appreciates true chili flavor. It's grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán, Guatemala. The flavor is 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 love Burlap & Barrel’s lightly smoky Cobanero Chili Flakes for pretty much everything when I want to feel warm.” -Katie Okamoto, New York Times
"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. I 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: Cobanero chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
- Tasting notes: Papaya • Roasted Corn • Fire
- Add to your pot of beans, roasts or braises
- Add to your marinades or sauces for an extra kick
- Ilham's Yellow Lempah Fish
- Recado Cobanero
- 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.
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Cobanero Chili Flakes
We eat a KETO food lifestyle. We make our own KETO beef chili- we add the cobanero chili flakes to add “heat and spice” to it with great results- the seasoning is fresh with no metallic tastes as other chili spices bring. The spice mixes well into the dish and provides even heat. We love all the spices we have purchased from B&B- we just ordered 6 more!
I love these chili flakes and they arrived quickly. Thanks!
I ordered the cobanero chili, fennel, ginger, and cumin. These are very fresh, and high quality spices with wonderful aroma and flavor. Customer services was very gracious and prompt to replace my fennel bottle that arrived opened. My only wish, is that the bottles were standard size, so they fit better in my spice cabinet.
Not as rich in flavor
My husband used to live in Guatemala and this is his favorite chili. I was stoked to find it, since up until now we either have a friend in Guatemala send it to us or buy it off Etsy. Unfortunately, it lacked the fullness that we have had with other cobanero chilies. It still has a lovely flavor but not as bold as we prefer.
spices are fabulous
The Cobanero chili is in use everyday in one thing or another and always in my morning Pot Of Chai. The hot cocoa has been an occasional add to my chai as well and as a nice winter snow day favorite. The royal cinnamon is my favorite cinnamon so far and goes into the daily chai. Buffalo ginger has been spicing up my vegetarian eggrolls, soups, chai, asian stirfy's. Its the best Ginger I have ever purchased. so we 5 star out of 5 for all of these spices