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Our Best Batch


An adventure of fresh berries, chocolate brownies, and juicy peach achieved from the experimental artesanal processing of this washed coffee.


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.


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.


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


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



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


Doña Maritza Roque


Finca la Hierba Buena

Growing Region

New Oriente


San Pedro Pinula, Jalapa, Guatemala

Coffee Varieties

Catuaí, Caturra, Pache


1475-1600 MASL

Shade Coverage



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


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


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


12oz, 5lb

Grind Options

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

15 reviews for Our Best Batch

  1. John Foley

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    John (verified owner)

    Sent as a gift to a coffee living friend
    Her response was “best coffee”

  2. Ron Tringali

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Michael McFail

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    Michael (verified owner)

  4. John Foley

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    John (verified owner)

    Will share your story with others 🤗

  5. 5

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    David (verified owner)

    Great company to support- turned out to be a great gift for Father’s Day. Love buying coffee that allows you to see the farmer you are buying from. Try their coffee- it is some of the best coffee available.

  6. Natalie Saxon

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    Natalie S. (verified owner)

    I love everything about this coffee- it tastes perfectly toasted and literally makes all the difference to the start in my day. I love the information they provide about the coffee harvesters, too.

  7. 5

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    Christine L. (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift for a coffee lover and it was delicious! Ordering was easy and it came very quickly!

  8. John Foley

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    John Foley (verified owner)

  9. 5

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    Bridget (verified owner)

  10. Natalie Saxon

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    Natalie S. (verified owner)

    I bought this gift for a friend and she sent a glowing review. She says she loves it because the coffee itself is delicious and also the support for a Guatemalan business, too!

  11. Emilio Zertuche

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    Emilio (verified owner)

    Quite a scrumptious coffee bean. Glad to have found a coffee company that not only produces amazing coffee, but also benefits those that work hard to make it so.

  12. 5

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    Andrea H. (verified owner)

    This one has been my favorite until i got the Bye-Bye blend!!!

  13. Ambrose Dieringer

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    Ambrose (verified owner)

    Delicious as always

  14. Judith Souders

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    Judith Souders (verified owner)

    I’m still experimenting with this and my keurig coffee maker, but I love the flavor.

  15. Kathleen Nelson

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    Kathleen Nelson (verified owner)

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Our Best Batch

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