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RPCV-Founded Chica Bean Makes Impact and Supports the Peace Corps Community

Enjoy fresh Guatemalan specialty coffee while supporting the Peace Corps community. Shop at Chica Bean through March 21 and NPCA will receive 15 percent from online sales.

By NPCA Staff


Treat yourself to incredible coffee that contributes to a better world with Chica Bean — from an RPCV entrepreneur whose Peace Corps service shaped a successful business committed to producing quality Guatemalan roasted coffee, shipped fresh from their roastery to your doorstep. Stock up on Chica Bean products through March 21 and help support the Peace Corps community.

Co-founded by returned Volunteer Alene Seiler-Martinez (Guatemala 2008–12) and husband Josue Martinez, CHICA BEAN has brewed up a way to more equally distribute value between coffee producing and consuming countries. Try out Chica Bean’s Guatemalan specialty coffee — produced by women, roasted at origin, and delivered fresh to your door in the U.S. With a focus on quality, connection, and traceability, Chica Bean will help start your day with impact!

EXPLORE MORE: Listen to this special “Jobs with Jodi” podcast episode where the founders of Chica Bean talk coffee, the ways Chica Bean is unique from other coffee distributors, and how RPCVs can get involved with Chica Bean’s social impact mission.

SHOP: March 17–21 and Chica Bean will donate 15 percent of sales to NPCA to support the global social impact of the Peace Corps community. Shop women-produced coffee and products.


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“By roasting at origin we are cutting out a number of middle men …it allows us a certain level of negotiating power which means we can give our clients a good price, but we can also continue to pay our producers well and still make enough to get by as a business.”
—RPCV Alene Seiler-Martinez (Guatemala 2008–12)

Note: This is a promotion by Chica Bean. NPCA does not endorse the products or services of Chica Bean.

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