The process refers to the strategy used to transform a ripe coffee fruit into a dried seed that can then be roasted. The most common strategy is the Washed Process, meaning that after harvesting, the coffee fruits are pulped and then soaked in water, which creates an environment conducive to fermentation that eats away at the mucilage, or nectar type gel, covering the seeds. After this “bath,” the seeds are no longer sticky and are then dried for several days before being bagged up. In a Honey Process, the coffee fruits are harvested, pulped and then immediately laid out to dry. The mucilage stays on the seed throughout the whole drying process, which takes around 20 days, and is the cause of the incredible sweet and, well, honey-like, nectary flavors you find in this coffee.
No honey is actually used in the production of Chica Bean’s Honey Process, although with its natural sweetness, it wouldn’t be surprising if there was!
Marina H. (verified owner) –
Excellent customer service! Exceptional coffee, intimate customer attention, and ethical business model. I love Chica Bean! It’s such an incredible feeling to drink my coffee, fall in love with it, and see the face of the woman who cultivated your cup.
Victoria (verified owner) –
Favorite Flavor. I love the taste of fresh coffee made with joy and love.
charlotte bell (verified owner) –
also very delicious
James Dick (verified owner) –
Really well done Honey process. Always extremely fresh. I get a bag every month!