4.91

(35 Previews)

(35 customer reviews )

Best Batch

$17.00$85.00

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

Clear

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: Susy D.
  • Origin: San Antonio las Flores
  • Location: Mataquescuintla, Jalapa
  • Region: New Oriente
  • Grade: Strictly Hard, SCA 86
  • Altitude: 1600-1800 Meters Above Sea Level
  • Varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, and Pache Colis
  • 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

Weight N/A
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

Size

12oz, 5lb

Grind Options

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

35 reviews for Best Batch

  1. John Foley
    5

    (35 Previews)

    John (verified owner)

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

  2. Ron Tringali
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Michael McFail
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Michael (verified owner)

  4. John Foley
    5

    (35 Previews)

    John (verified owner)

    Will share your story with others 🤗

  5. 5

    (35 Previews)

    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
    5

    (35 Previews)

    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

    (35 Previews)

    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
    5

    (35 Previews)

    John Foley (verified owner)

  9. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Bridget (verified owner)

  10. Natalie Saxon
    5

    (35 Previews)

    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
    5

    (35 Previews)

    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

    (35 Previews)

    Andrea H. (verified owner)

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

  13. Ambrose Dieringer
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Ambrose (verified owner)

    Delicious as always

  14. Judith Souders
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Judith Souders (verified owner)

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

  15. Kathleen Nelson
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Kathleen Nelson (verified owner)

  16. Sean Harper
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Sean Harper (verified owner)

  17. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great coffee, fast service!

  18. Sean Harper
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Sean (verified owner)

  19. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  20. Ann Luginbuhl
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Ann L. (verified owner)

    Yes, it is expensive but it is delicious and worth the money

  21. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Paulina Graham (verified owner)

    Excellent and delicious 😋

  22. Martha Abts
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Martha A. (verified owner)

    Great full-bodied coffee!

  23. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Maria A Cornelius (verified owner)

    Awesome and smooth without bitterness or acidity

  24. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Suzanne H. (verified owner)

    Delicious! Rich and chocolatey.

  25. Carol Forbes
    4

    (35 Previews)

    Carol F. (verified owner)

  26. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Michael Riley (verified owner)

  27. Natalie Saxon
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Natalie Saxon (verified owner)

    I heart Chica Bean!!

  28. Elizabeth Estabrook
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

  29. Michael Karkoska
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Michael (verified owner)

    I have nothing but good things to say about ChicaBean quality. Do yourself a favor and at least give them a try. You’ll be glad you did.

  30. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it! Great morning but I can drink and enjoy throughout the day.

  31. Shelly Sachs
    5

    (35 Previews)

    Sheldon S. (verified owner)

  32. 5

    (35 Previews)

    Lori Motter (verified owner)

  33. Bill Aiken
    5

    (35 Previews)

    William Aiken (verified owner)

    Excellent coffee.

  34. 3

    (35 Previews)

    Nancy Morrow (verified owner)

    We haven’t gotten our coffee yet!

  35. 5

    (35 Previews)

    William (verified owner)

    Incredibly fast delivery within days arriving in Seattle from Guatemala. Gracias, Chica Bean!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published.

Best Batch

Best Batch

4.91

(35 Previews)

(35 customer reviews )