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
1600m - 1820m
January, 2020 - January, 2020
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: April, 2020
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Seller (Pending)Farm: Finca Santa Ana Producer: Fernando Díaz Ortega Farm size: 24.5 hectares Location: Pueblo Nuevo Viñas town, Santa Rosa department, Guatemala. Between the Tecuamburro and Pacaya volcanoes and near La Gavia mountain Altitude: 1600 - 1820 m Average yearly rainfall: 2200 mm (relative humidity of 60%) Average temperatures: 18C Soil: Volcanic Cultivated varieties: Catuaí, Bourbon, Gesha, Pacamara, SL-28, Dila, Marsellesa and more Processes: Washed, Natural, Honey, Anaerobic Awards: 10th place on 2007's Cup of Excellence, 15th place on 2009's Cup of Excellence, 4th place on 2010's Cup of Excellence, 9th place on 2012's Cup of Excellence and 16th place on 2015's Cup of Excellence My siblings and I inherited 4 farms from our father: Santa Ana, Idolia, Amatillo and Cielito. I have been running them all, alongside with our wet mill at Santa Ana, for my brothers and sisters. Santa Ana is the main farm, bought from a traditional coffee-growing family and managed by my family for over 30 years. I have a busy job in Guatemala city, so when I go to the farm I want to enjoy myself. Coffee for me is a passion and a hobby. This doesn't mean I don't take it seriously, of course. I am always looking to innovate in processing techniques and to investigate new varieties. I have started a variety garden with seedlings of Gesha, Ethiopia heirloom, SL-28 from Kenya, Marsellesa and more. There are 55 varieties in total. Despite being a blend of 2 varieties, the picking is very selective for this lot and the cherries are dried on patios and raised beds.
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.