GT-88-202111 • Past harvest

Transito Bolivar HB EP

  • Conventional (no certification): $4.4093 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Variety: Caturra, Sarchimor, Catuai
  • Process type: Fully washed
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 83.25 points
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The coffee story

Farm: Finca Transito Bolivar 
Producer: Stephanie Stillman 
Location: Colomba, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

 Near the Santiaguito volcano Finca Transito Bolivar is a third-generation family business managed by women. Our grandfather bought the farm in 1940 and it has been part of the family ever since. The farm sits right below the mountains that surround the volcano Santiaguito, which provides generous amounts of ash that serve as a natural fertilizer. The mountains provide a stable humid microclimate.  We have currently renovated 70% of our coffee trees with Catuai, Caturra, Catimor and Sarchimor varieties. In the renovated areas, the farm has kept a variety of native and old trees for shade and has planted Inga trees to fix nitrogen in the soil,  We strongly believe in protecting and promoting diversity of flora and fauna and the adequate use of natural resources. The farm is a member of the Women in Coffee Association.

*Coffee to be exported in GrainTech bags.

The process

Fully washed
The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
Produced by Transito Bolivar
  • Single farm
Offered by The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
  • Guatemala
  • 47 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 28 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
Trusted by
80 Stone Coffee
Belfast Coffee Roast

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.

  • Process type
    Fully washed
  • Altitude range
    1100m - 1400m
  • Harvest period
    November, 2021 - March, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: February, 2021
The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Seller (Pending)
Key flavor notes
Nutmeg, Red berries, Green apple, Milk chocolate
Seller (Pending)
Quality comment
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Sensorial radar


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.