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Guatemalan Medium Roast

$15.00$65.00

Comfort in a cup: rich dark chocolate, brown sugar swirls, and hints of sweet orange all wrapped up in perfect balance… yummmmm

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The original force that started it all,
this delightful cup was the starting line for Chica Bean.

COFFEE DETAILS

We believe knowing your coffee is key to empowerment.

  • Producer: Raquela, Ilcia, Nidia, Amilsa, Ana, or Angelica
  • Origin: San Antonio las Flores, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa
  • Region: New Oriente Region
  • Grade: Strictly Hard, SCA +83.5
  • Altitude: 1475-1900 Meters Above Sea Level
  • Varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, and Pache Colis
  • Process: Washed
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Roaster: Evelin Tupul

CHICA BEAN

It was through this captivating brew, full of balanced body with rich dark chocolate, sweet orange, and brown sugar swirls, that we realized these women from Jalapa, Guatemala weren’t producing just any old cup of coffee; they’re creating something special. The only thing that may be even more delectable than actually drinking this coffee is the knowledge that this quality is transforming the community, opening opportunities, and empowering farmers.

TRACEABILITY

  • Farm Gate: $2.40 (Parchment)
  • Chica Bean Production: $4.05
  • C Price at purchase: $2.157 FOB (Green/Oro)

COFFEE SUGGESTIONS

The Medium Roast is the preferred coffee in Guatemala. It is a clean cup that gives a smooth body and a roast profile light enough to find intriguing flavor notes. 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.

GUARANTEED TRACEABILITY & FRESHNESS

Your bag of Medium Roast will come from one of the strong female producers listed above. However, with our Espresso, Medium Roast, and Dark Roast, we do not actually know who’s coffee we will be roasting until roast day. These producers are all very small producers and don’t cultivate enough to have their own dedicated product. They are all from the same community and produce quite similar coffee so we can ensure quality throughout the year by leaving sacks sealed until they need to be opened.

It is our promise to always deliver single-origin coffee. That means, we never blend our coffee, not when roasting or before when it’s in green bean form. We maintain strict records to ensure that every single bag of coffee can be traced back to the strong woman who created it and also the batch it was roasted in. Check your bag to find out who produced your coffee!

Additional information

Weight N/A
Coffee Characteristics

Hot Chocolate, Natural Honey, and Brown Sugar with a touch of Sweet Citrus in a Smooth, Balanced Body and an Exceptionally Pleasant Finish

Roast Level

Medium

Process

Washed

Producer

Angelica A., Doña Amilsa, Doña Nidia, Doña Raquela, Ilcia A., Tía Ana

Growing Region

New Oriente

Location

San Antonio las Flores, Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala

Coffee Varieties

Catuaí, Caturra, Pache Colis

Altitude

1600-1900 MASL

Roaster

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

Shade Coverage

60-90%

SCA Score

+83.5

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

22 reviews for Guatemalan Medium Roast

  1. 5

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    Helena (verified owner)

    Delicious!

  2. 5

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. 5

    (22 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!

  4. 3

    (22 Previews)

    Charles Norwood (verified owner)

    Haven’t tried it yet but looking forward to it

  5. Evan Barrientos
    5

    (22 Previews)

    Evan (verified owner)

    Great coffee, fast shipping, and a nice personal touch!

  6. Veronica Moermond
    5

    (22 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Absolutely delicious! I look forward to it every morning!

  7. Anne Wild
    5

    (22 Previews)

    Anne (verified owner)

    We love your coffee. It is always fresh and delicious. Even more than the coffee we love how the company is run and everything we know about it. One time there was an order with the shipping (not at all Chica Bean’s fault) and they had the best customer service ever. Chica Bean truly loves their customers.

  8. Sean Harper
    5

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    Sean (verified owner)

  9. 4

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    John Crane (verified owner)

    Think I’m more of a dark roast person, but the rest of the family prefers the medium roast.

  10. 5

    (22 Previews)

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    The delivery was quick and easy. I get to smile every time I drink a cup because I know not only does it taste good but also that at the same time I am supporting a worthy enterprise.

  11. 5

    (22 Previews)

    Suzanne (verified owner)

    This coffee is excellent, that’s all I can say. My first cup in the morning just warms my soul and tells me that the day ahead will be a joy, Thank you ladies for nurturing these fruits of the earth and roasting them to perfection.

  12. 5

    (22 Previews)

    Kathleen (verified owner)

    Ordering was easy and delivery was fast. The coffee is delicious. I love supporting women entrepreneurs.

  13. Dane McGuire
    5

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    Dane McGuire (verified owner)

    The coffee is perfect; just what I remember when I was a PCV in Guatemala for 3 years. Freshly ground beans after arrival were superb!
    By the way, let me know if you can also supply Decaffeinated Beans, medium roast. While I am a coffee addict for regular beans, my wife is not able to drink any caffeinated beverage due to a health issue.
    I will certainly be a regular customer of Chica Bean in the future.
    Thank you for making me aware of your efforts, which I wholeheartedly support. All success going forward.
    Warm wishes,
    Steve McGuire
    RPCV Guatemala 1971-73

  14. Beth Payne
    5

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    Beth Payne (verified owner)

    No bitterness..just great flavor!

  15. 3

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    Anonymous (verified owner)

    A bit weaker than I was expecting. Will buy dark roast next.

  16. 5

    (22 Previews)

    Maria A Cornelius (verified owner)

    So smooth!

  17. 5

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    Suzanne H. (verified owner)

    Delicious!

  18. 5

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    Lois R. (verified owner)

    I have been buying Guatemalan coffee beans since my son served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala in 2008. I was delighted to support a company of women who are in control of all aspects of the growth, production and distribution of coffee beans. In addition, the flavor of the coffee is excellent I really look forward to grinding my beans every morning!

  19. Carol Forbes
    4

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    Carol F. (verified owner)

  20. 5

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    Michael Riley (verified owner)

  21. Bill Aiken
    5

    (22 Previews)

    Bill Aiken (verified owner)

    Outstanding.

  22. 5

    (22 Previews)

    Patti W. (verified owner)

    Tasty and flavorful!

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Guatemalan Medium Roast

Guatemalan Medium Roast

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(22 customer reviews )