Offered by The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
- 47 sales on Algrano
- 28 Roaster relationships
- Seller relationships with Roasters in
- 2 Average orders per roaster
Young, Entrepreneurial, Innovative, Transparent
The Guat Lab is Mario Alarcon and Christian Starry, two producers and exporters who work side by side with growers in all parts of Guatemala to help them market their coffees. Unlike most exporters, they work as service providers providing 100% price transparency to their partners. The company developed a model with a fixed fee for exporting services and fair prices discussed with (not imposed to) each farmer and direct contact to the final buyer. Chris and Mario managed to make room for a different kind of exporting in Guatemala. More people trade transparently in the country now, a trend they are proud to have pioneered. They work with a number of producers with similar views of coffee: focus on innovation, transparency and a savvy approach to business. Mario is also the owner of Finca El Recuerdo and Finca Monte de Oro in Acatenango whilst Chris owns Finca El Xalúm and La Revuelta in Amatitlán. They are also known as Truth Trading Company or TTCo Exports.Translate
1580m - 1700m
January, 2020 - January, 2020
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: April, 2020
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Seller (Pending)Farm: Finca La Colina Producer: Antonio (Tony) Medina Farm size: 179 hectares Location: San Martin Jilotepeque town, Chimaltenango department, Guatemala Altitude: 1700 m Average temperatures: 16C - 23C Cultivated varieties: Caturra and Bourbon Processes: Washed Cup Profile: Floral, Dark Chocolate, Citric, Juicy. La Colina means The Hill. The farm received its name after the rocky and mountainous terrain where it is located. The farm has been in the Medina family for 3 generations, but coffee is still a new crop: the plantation is just over 10 years old. Working with coffee was Tony's dream and he learned from other growers how to cultivate it whilst producing beans and corn. Only one-quarter of the farm is being used for coffee, with the rest kept untouched as a natural reserve certified by the National Institution of Protection of Forests. It is full of old cypresses, oaks and pine trees. La Colina is also blessed with abundant streams of freshwater that are used in the coffee processing. This coffee is depulped and sees a dry fermentation phase for around 36 hours before being washed and taken to patios for sun-drying.
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.