Our Cobanero chili is a rare Maya variety of chili pepper, 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
Aliases: chile cobanero
- 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. On previous visits, we couldn't find a direct farm source so we Don Amilcar (who also grows our cardamom and black lime) offered to grow them for us himself!
- chili flakes
Love the quality and amazing flavor of all the spices we have ordered, but this is one of our favorites and we order several jars at a time since my son loves adding the spice to so many dishes.
A great spice to perk up pasta, etc
All your products are tasty and fresh. It’s wonderful. Pure.
Not only am I addicted to all of your spices, but I have created three other addicts. I have shared some of many of the spices with friends and neighbors (Harold May, Tracy Morgan, and Gayle Brown) and they have each ordered from you also. Each spice has an intense nose and flavor. There is no way I could ever pick a favorite among the almost $300 of items that I have ordered.
These are little firecrackers! They're really spicy, so a little goes a long way! I use them on eggs, on my avocado toast, in soups and beans - anything that can use a flavor boost. Just remember... they are really flavor intense, spicier than other brands.