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.

COFFEE DETAILS

We believe knowing your coffee is key to empowerment.

  • Producer: Mrs. Maritza Roque
  • Origin: Finca la Hierba Buena
  • Location: San Pedro Pinula, Jalapa
  • Processed in: San Luis Jilotepeque, Jalapa
  • Region: New Oriente
  • Grade: Strictly Hard, SCA 85
  • Altitude: 1475-1600 Meters Above Sea Level
  • Varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, and Pache
  • Process: Washed
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Roaster: Evelin Tupul

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

  • $2.50 Farm Gate Green
  • C Price at purchase: $1.25 FOB Green

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.

JULY 2020-DECEMBER 2020 BEST BATCH PRODUCER

This period’s Best Batch comes from Mrs. Maritza, a woman who embodies the term fabulous. Like all of our producers, she is devoted to her family and her coffee. Unlike most of our other producers, she is not from a coffee producing family, but rather dreamed of owning her own land with coffee from an early age. She is progressive in her farming and processing practices and is always looking to improve. She has also played a huge role in Chica Bean as she is the mother of co-founder Josue. Learn more about Maritza here.

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

Doña Maritza Roque

Growing Region

New Oriente

Location

San Pedro Pinula, Jalapa, Guatemala

Coffee Varieties

Catuaí, Caturra, Pache

Altitude

1475-1600 MASL

Shade Coverage

20%

Roaster

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

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