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Guatemalan Honey Process – Subscription

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Warning! The crisp notes of apricot, cacao tea, and molasses joined with the silky body and exquisite finish of this Honey Process can be addictive. Subscription highly recommended!


Sweet and smooth, bright and ever so vibrant, Chica Bean’s Honey Process coffee embodies the spirit of the golden elixir it’s named after.


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 86.6
  • Altitude: 1475-1600 Meters Above Sea Level
  • Varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, and Pache
  • Process: Honey
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Roaster: Evelin Tupul

What is Honey Processed coffee?

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!


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


The subtle and intriguing flavors are the best part of this specialty coffee. It is a clean cup with a silky body that’s on the lighter side. This coffee is phenomenal brewed in most methods. Pour Over and Drip devices highlight its characteristics better than heavier methods like Moka Pots. We recommend always trying the first 2 sips of your cup of coffee without any additives to experience its natural goodness. After, if it’s your preference, a bit of sweetener doesn’t harm this coffee. Because of its delicate nature, we do not recommend adding milk.

About Doña Maritza

Doña (or Mrs. in English) Maritza is 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

Sweet Apricot, Cacao Tea, Molasses, and Bright Citrus with a Silky Body and Addictive Finish

Roast Level





Doña Maritza Roque

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

Grind Options

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


12oz, 5lb


Monthly, Every Two Weeks, Weekly

4 reviews for Guatemalan Honey Process – Subscription

  1. Marina Hernandez

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    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.

  2. Victoria Vaske

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    Victoria (verified owner)

    Favorite Flavor. I love the taste of fresh coffee made with joy and love.

  3. charlotte bell

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    charlotte bell (verified owner)

    also very delicious

  4. James Dick

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    James Dick (verified owner)

    Really well done Honey process. Always extremely fresh. I get a bag every month!

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Guatemalan Honey Process – Subscription

Guatemalan Honey Process – Subscription


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