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 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



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!

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Betttina C.
United States United States
So glad I found Burlap & Burlap

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.

United States United States
Love the cobanero chili flakes! Just the right amount of heat!

A great spice to perk up pasta, etc

Sheila D.
United States United States

All your products are tasty and fresh. It’s wonderful. Pure.

Lars S.
United States United States
All spices are excellent

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.

Kathleen B.
United States United States
Loads of flavor in these little flakes!

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.