On a mission to balance the power dynamics in the coffee supply chain
Moving the industry
Since then, Algrano has shipped several hundreds of (full!) containers of coffee from hundreds of growers in Latin America, Africa and Asia to hundreds of roasters in Europe. Our work is mainly background work: We assure the quality when the coffee travels, we are offering financing for roasters, and we are taking care of all the logistics – exporting, shipping, importing, warehousing and road transport is all on us.
Join us, and move an industry by moving coffee – we are just getting started.
With a background in digital media and physics, Christian worked for a Swiss consulting company based in Santiago. Christian plans and manages the development of algrano’s online platform, and its marketing and communication activities.
Best coffee? Directly on the field, together with the producers.
During his PhD in economics, Raphael published academic articles on the modeling of human well-being. At algrano, he takes care of the well-being of the company: he is the CEO, heads the sales department, and is in charge of investor relations.
Best coffee? A sweet Aeropress in front of the surfvan shared with my family, overlooking the ocean
Florian is Algrano's Chief Financial Officer and go-to person for anything related to data. He holds a PhD in Economics and has worked for major Swiss companies in the banking and insurance sector, focussing on Analytics, Machine Learning and Investment Performance.
Best coffee? A doppio in the morning, and a filtered coffee in the afternoon – brewed directly in Algrano's inhouse lab.
Originally from Russia, now a citizen of the world. I’m passionate about marketing, brands, coffee and storytelling. I am a serious coffeeholic. I have 10 years of marketing experience and my professional purpose is to help people get inspired by the brands I work with. In my free time i do improv and live storytelling.
Best coffee? Aeropress coffee in a plane at 13 000m
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 Scandinavia and Southern Europe.
Best coffee? Ice latte with oat milk on a hot summer day
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.
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.
Fabio is a talented software engineer from Basel who lived for a couple of years in Samaipata, high up in the mountains in Bolivia. Fabio joined algrano in 2014 from this Bolivian outpost and he has been in charge of the platform development ever since.
Best coffee? A single origin coffee best as a filter brew in a nice coffee shop where it's freshly roasted.
Self-taught software engineer, with a curiosity for all things web and pragmatic approach to creating software. Responsible for helping create the best technical solutions at algrano.
Best coffee? I'm only about to discover a true taste of coffee that's nothing like the commercially sold ones. As of now, quality mate blend serves me best.
Luiza worked as a journalist in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, until 2016 when she embraced coffee as a career. She started as a barista, moved to the UK and soon got involved in roasting. She was head roaster at Ancoats before joining algrano.
Best coffee? A Kalita from a clean natural with pineapple notes or, on tougher days, industrial quantities of a chocolatey and bright Guatemala brewed on a Curtis.
Davide holds a BSc in Economics from The Netherlands and worked at Microsoft in sales for two years. As an Italian, he has an innate passion for coffee. Davide is responsible for sales and marketing in the DACH countries and Italy at algrano.
Best coffee? An espresso in Naples.
Jon is a designer and front-end developer passionate about inclusive design and putting the user at the heart of what we do. Jon is responsible for the look and feel of the Algrano platform.
Best coffee? A flat white in a busy cafe whilst watching the world go by.
With a background in business innovation and experience in management consulting, Simon helps to define the future of Algrano products and processes by unifying customer needs, business goals and tech possibilities.
Best coffee? A cold brew arabica in a Siciliano cocktail!
All round coffee professional and Dutch barista champion. After his career as a barista, Coen worked around the world to expand his coffee knowledge as a quality manager, Q Grader and coffee roaster. At Algrano he supports roasters by helping them leverage the power of the platform to source coffees directly.
Best coffee? A rare variety or wildly fermented coffee, one that surprises and excites!
Jessica has quite a deep background in coffee, starting from Italy, where she's from and where she started to be a barista&roaster in Venice, to London and Australia afterwards where she developed her skills and passion on specialty coffee. Now part of the Quality Control Lab team at Algrano! The other huge passion? Dogs! Currently studying to be a dog trainer as well.
Best coffee? It used to be espresso (of course, I'm Italian lol!) but now my deep love goes to a nice cup of v60..and cupping of course!
With a masters degree in international trading and years of experience in the agricultural trading world across multiple countries, Eli possesses a broad range of knowledge across all aspects of international supply chains, trade finance and shipping. Coffee is her passion and she loves to connect to growers and their stories.
Best coffee? A filter coffee with tropical flavours made with love
Jenni has a MBA and Bachelor of Engineering in logistics. She has years of working experience in a shipping and logistics companies in multiple roles. At Algrano she is responsible for transportations and warehousing in Europe.
Best coffee? Cappuccino in the morning served with a good breakfast
Eugenia enjoys taking complex problems and turning them into simple and meaningful user experiences. She also loves the logic and structure of coding and always strives to write elegant and efficient code.
Best coffee? A large cup of cappuccino served with a piece of chocolate