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

Cobanero Chili Flakes

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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. 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

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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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11/23/2021
Anonymous
United States United States

One of my most used spices!

I use Cobanero Chili flakes to replace cayenne and red pepper flakes in all recipes because it's got a much more balanced heat than cayenne and a bright fruity flavor. I consider it a pantry essential!

SS
11/20/2021
Sharon S.
United States United States

Outstanding spices

I bought three of my favorite peppers to give to our son in law for his birthday-covanero, red jalapeño and chipotle. Our daughter got me started at B&B, so they are now family traditions. Flavors are amazing and add so much to our meals. Good prices as well!

C
11/12/2021
Charlette
United States United States

Flavorful, Bright and Spicy

Beautiful flavor... I decided to try these chili flakes to replace other varieties that I commonly use in recipes. I was not disappointed. I tasted a little bit of the spice to gauge the heat before using it in chili. It definitely packs a punch, but it lands forward on my palate and does not burn like some chilis. This spice has a fruity brightness that is unique and delicious.

SD
11/09/2021
Sara D.
United States United States

Love this.

These chili flakes are sooo good. They add a lovely bright heat to everything. My new go-to!

SR
10/21/2021
Shaesta R.
United States United States

so good!

i add it to everything. i just wish it had the plastic cover so i could shake it over the food. please give all your jars the plastic top so we can easily add to dishes. especially once plated!

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