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
  • Process: Air dried
  • Ingredients: 100% direct 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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I’ll never live without this!

Levina L.
United States United States

So fresh, juicy, and spicy. The best chili flakes in my pantry!

Jordan C.
United States United States
Great buy

Great spices, great flavor. Bottle was a lot bigger than I expected too. Will be rebuying when I run out

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Chili flakes

So good and very fresh!

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Great chili flakes

These chili flakes have great heat (but not overwhelming) and flavor. I have used them in cooking everything from pizza to stew; just about everything that I would use ordinary red chili flakes I have substituted with the Cobanero with excellent results.