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Best Batch – Subscription

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Subscribe to an adventure of fresh berries, chocolate brownies, and juicy peach achieved from the experimental artisanal processing of this washed coffee.

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Everyday our producers strive to better themselves, their families, and their coffee. Our Best Batch pays homage to the efforts these women put forth, helping you celebrate delicious growth with them.

2 female coffee farmers standing on a coffee drying patio examine a device that measures humidity within coffee seeds
Coffee plants with green coffee growing on them, under shade coverage

COFFEE DETAILS

We believe knowing your coffee is key to empowerment.

  • Producer: Ms. Susy D.
  • Origin: San Antonio las Flores
  • Location: Mataquescuintla, Jalapa
  • Processed in: San Antonio las Flores
  • Region: New Oriente
  • Grade: Strictly Hard, SCA 86
  • Altitude: 1475-1600 Meters Above Sea Level
  • Varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, and Pache
  • Process: Washed
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Roaster: Evelin Tupul or Damari Alvarez

What is our ``Best Batch``?

The concept is straightforward: upon receiving the green beans from all the producers, we have each harvest graded. The woman whose washed coffee gets the highest score is chosen for that period’s Best Batch. This woman is not only recognized as Chica Bean’s Best Batch but she also receives an additional 20% quality incentive. Through Chica Bean’s Best Batch, we ensure producers are being directly rewarded for growing high-quality coffee and that you, our customer, are enjoying the absolute best that our Chica’s are creating.

TRACEABILITY

  • Farm Gate: $2.71 +$.50 (Parchment)
  • Chica Bean Production: $4.25
  • C Price at purchase: $2.157 FOB (Green/Oro)

COFFEE SUGGESTIONS

Starting with exceptional coffee seeds and applying a skillful medium roast, our Best Batch is a rare coffee that shines in all methods of preparation, from an everyday drip machine to a delicate Chemex. We recommend always trying the first 2 sips of your cup of coffee without any additives to experience its natural goodness, but after, if its your preference, a bit of sweetener doesn’t harm this coffee. Depending on brew method and taste, a splash of milk could work but this coffee is best enjoyed black.

April 2022 BEST BATCH PRODUCER

This period’s Best Batch comes from Ms. Susy D! Susy is a young mother of 2 beautiful girls, a complete jokester, and the perfect example of the word “pilas,” a word that literally translated as battery but we use it to describe people who get things done. As an example, the first coffee we got from Susy during the 2018-2019 harvest was actually some of the lowest quality coffee of all of our producers. However, in December of 2019, right before the harvest started, we brought in a processing expert to work with the women. Susy was dedicated during this training and even took up a demonstrative role for the other women. After just 1 year of working with the new practices, she gave us an 87 SCA coffee! That increase in such little time is unheard of! That’s Susy for ya!

Additional information

Coffee Characteristics

Fresh Berries, Chocolate Brownies, Juicy Peach, Vanilla with a Smooth Body and an Impressive Balance

Roast Level

Medium

Process

Experimental Washed with an Extended Fermentation in an Anaerobic Environment with Yeast added

Producer

Susy D.

Growing Region

New Oriente

Location

San Antonio las Flores, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala

Coffee Varieties

Catuaí, Caturra, Pache Colis

Altitude

1600-1800 MASL

Shade Coverage

60-90%

Roaster

Damari Alvarez, Evelin Tupul, @ Chica Bean Roastery, in Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Shipping

See the banner at the top of the page to see when our next shipment is leaving for the U.S.A. For all the shipping deets, check out our shipping policy at the bottom of the page

Freshness

Your coffee will be roasted 1 or 2 days before it is shipped to you directly from our roastery in Guatemala. After leaving us, it usually takes around 3 days to arrive at your doorstep, meaning you receive your coffee within a week of it being roasted

Grind Options

Whole Bean, Coarse (French Press), Medium Coarse, Medium, Fine

Size

12oz, 5lb

Frequency

Monthly, Every Two Weeks, Weekly

5 reviews for Best Batch – Subscription

  1. Erik Greenberg
    5

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    Erik (verified owner)

    Best batch is a really wonderful, complex medium roast that works well in my Chemex and my Aeropress.

  2. Victoria Vaske
    5

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    Victoria (verified owner)

    Love this Coffee!

  3. James Dick
    5

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    James Dick (verified owner)

    Highly recommend!! Clear tasting notes and extremely fresh. With my monthly subscription, my coffee is delivered to my door within 5 days of being roasted – and the beans are freshly harvested, which is amazing.

  4. Joanna Fischer
    5

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    Joanna (verified owner)

    Love the coffee, great customer service, great company with good values, great seasonal coffee flavors,I have had there subscription for awhile and love it.

  5. Tom Leonard
    5

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    Tom L. (verified owner)

    Chica Bean always delivers the best coffee on time and well packaged.

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