Unusual for programmers, but we differ from others in many segments. Breeding the plant in our office makes us special. She is our beauty, the only girl in our team, our "Rubber Duck" and anger control lady. Quite often we just take few peppers and go to the nearest restaurant. Tears and laughter, great combination.
Habanero peppers are among the hottest chili peppers in the world, measuring in between 80,000 - 600,000 Scoville Units. There are a number of varieties of habanero peppers, ranging in ripe colors from orange, red, yellow, chocolate brown, and even white, though some growers argue that anything but the Orange Habanero is not a true habanero. Habanero peppers are related to the Scotch bonnet and are named after the Cuban city of La Habana. They grow mainly on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where they are believed to have originated, though they can realistically be grown anywhere. We ourselves grow plenty of habanero peppers in our own office.
If you are asking yourself, "How hot is a habanero pepper?", you'll certainly get a range depending on the habanero peppers you are cooking with. The heat levels can depend on habanero type, but also on growing conditions. But eating a chomp of the habanero will certainly result in a blast of heat for you, so beware.