Lernen Sie die algrano Familie kennen

voller Leidenschaft für Kaffee und Technologie

algranos Weg bis heute...

2015
Januar

algrano gewinnt den Startup-Wettbewerb in Brasilien. Fabio stösst zum Team - er entwickelt die Plattform als Marktplatz von Grund auf neu.

Juni

algrano wird an der World of Coffee in Gothenburg, Schweden, offiziell vorgestellt. Die Plattform gewinnt den begehrten IT & Tech Innovation Award der Speciality Coffee Association of Europe.

December

The founders move back to Switzerland after a year being close to producers in the Brazilian coffee fields.

June

Traded volumes increase, a second employee joins the team to support in managing logistics and back office tasks.

2016
December

Algrano launches a semi-automatized logistic back-end to increase efficiency in contract execution and on its buyers’ end.

June

FairTrade joins forces with algrano to build a new way of trading coffee. Algrano launches the first fully transparent and customizable supply chain for roasters. Additionally, algrano hires the first sales manager to increase expansion speed.

2017
May

Algrano attracts the interest of several private investors and raises >CHF2m to finance its expansion strategy and moves its office from Zug to Zürich.

2018
January

Algrano becomes a team of 13 employees including experts in software development, design, marketing and sales, coffee quality and logistics.

2019
April

Algrano has signed up 527 European roasters, 563 producers and 74 cooperatives

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Lernen Sie unser Team kennen

Christian Burri

Product and Marketing

Christian studierte Informatik und Physik. Anschliessend hat Christian für eine Schweizer Beratungsfirma in Santiago, Chile gearbeitet. Bei algrano plant und managt er die Entwicklung der Online Plattform sowie unsere Marketing- und Kommunikationsaktivitäten.

Best coffee? Directly on the field, together with the producers.

Gilles Brunner

Sourcing and Partnerships

Gilles studierte Internationale Beziehungen bevor er in die Welt des Kaffees eintauchte und für einen globalen Kaffeehändler in der Schweiz und in Brasilien arbeitete. Bei algrano ist Gilles die Ansprechperson für Produzenten und Exporteure. Als erfahrener Q-Grader kennt er die Kaffees auf algrano bestens.

Best coffee? On the farm!

Raphael Studer

Finance and Sales

Während seines Doktorats in Ökonomie, publizierte Raphael Artikel zur Modellierung der menschlichen Zufriedenheit. Danach arbeitete er im Energiehandel und leitete die Fusion zweier Schweizer KMUs. Bei algrano ist Raphael zuständig für die Investoren Beziehungen, die Finanzen und die Kontaktperson für Röstereien.

Best coffee? A sweet Aeropress in front of the surfvan shared with my family, overlooking the ocean

Veronika Kečkéšová

Quality manager

Professional barista with a background in English language studies, Veronika makes sure that the green beans find their way to the right shelf, right file and the right person.

Best coffee? Filter, whatever place or setting. I enjoy it the most when there is no reason to rush.

Patrick Switzer

Marketing

A Canadian World Champion downhill skateboard racer, professional barista and NŸCHA Kombucha Co-Founder/Brewer. At algrano, Patrick empowers coffee growers and roasters through collaboration, events and trips.

Best coffee? A natural filter with hints of fermenty-funk!

Susanna Sarkki

Sales Manager

Susanna has an MBA in International Business and her career background is in marketing and sales. She has worked in the sports, technology and food industry. At algrano, Susanna is responsible for sales and marketing in the Nordic countries.

Best coffee? Cappuccino with Oat milk

Tom Booth

Sales Director UK

Tom has over 10 years experience in the UK coffee industry before joining Algrano in 2019. From cafe operations to training and heading up a sales team for a leading coffee roaster. Tom is our UK Sales Director, responsible for managing the Algrano platform for all roasters in the UK.

Best coffee? In the morning a flat white and in the afternoon a Chemex with a fresh and funky natural.

Megi Jaupi

Data Analyst

While finishing her Master degree in Quantitative Finance, Megi uses financial knowledge to ask business relevant questions and answers them with meaningful analyses based on the platform’s data.

Best coffee? An espresso, at some local coffee shop in northern Italy

Fabio Kuhn

Software developer

Fabio ist ein talentierter Software-Entwickler und lebt in Samaipata, in den Bergen Boliviens. Ende 2014 ist er zu algrano gestossen und ist seither - aus Bolivien - zuständig für die Entwicklung der Plattform.

Best coffee? A single origin coffee best as a filter brew in a nice coffee shop where it's freshly roasted.

Zmago Devetak

Platform engineer

Curious, kind and funny, and with a background in Economics and Informatics, Zmago builds new features for the algrano platform.

Best coffee? Filter coffee. Preferably at home, early in the morning.

Laura Gonzalez

Service Designer

Laura comes from Medellín in Colombia. As a service designer, she is improving the algrano experience for coffee roasters and coffee producers around the world.

Best coffee? Filter coffee. Exploring new places! Going around the city, searching for new coffee shops and tasting different origins.

Nadine Schalbetter

Logistics and Administration

Adventurous, straightforward and helpful, Nadine takes care of administration and coordinates the logistics together with the cooperatives.

Best coffee? At algrano, where it is always a surprise what flavour you get and what the story is behind the coffee.

Peter Lerch

Sourcing and Sales

Peter ist mit seiner 30-jährigen Erfahrung in Beschaffung, Supply Chain Management, Handel, Qualitätssicherung und Beratung der Kaffee-Veteran bei algrano. Er ist verantwortlich für den Aufbau der Supply Chain in neuen Kaffeeregionen, Verkauf des Kaffees an Kunden und ist zudem der Coach des Teams.

Best coffee? At home brewed on my espresso machine.

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