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.
- Origin: Coban, Guatemala
- Process: Air dried
- Ingredients: 100% whole direct cobanero chili pepper (Capsicum Annuum)
- Tasting notes: Papaya • Roasted Corn • Fire
- Throw a whole pepper into your chili
- Chop into flakes and season pastas or vegetables
- Add to your marinades or sauces for an extra kick
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.