The coffee story
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when synthetic black ink was being developed, the Hacienda was no longer profitable. We started switching to other products like panela, cattle, and also introduced coffee. At the end of the 1950s, the owner of the hacienda, Margarita Samayoa (daughter of Doroteo), converted the hacienda into one of the largest coffee plantations in Guatemala.
Back then, she decided to leave the farm as an inheritance to her nephews and nieces. One of them was Carmen, who then left it to Christian who founded Finca La Revuelta! Today, the farm is managed by Christian the father and Christian the son, who also built a wet mill and recently a dry mill so they can control the quality of their coffees from plant to port. They established new fermentation protocols to improve the quality of their coffee and also the coffee of neighbouring producers.
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
1450m - 1550m
January, 2021 - March, 2021
Average yearly production in bags
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: April, 2021
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoMolasses, Greenish, Stone fruit, Spice, Red ripe fruit, Dark berries
AlgranoInteresting combination of molasses and green pepper, with milky mouthfeel, smooth body, medium citric acidity and pleasant lingering finish.
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.