GT-99-202012 • Past harvest

Finca La Unión - Carlos Rivas - Huehuetenango FW

  • Conventional (no certification): $6.6139 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Variety: Icatu, Yellow Topazio
  • Process type: Fully washed
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 84.0 points
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The coffee story

Farm: Finca La Unión
Region: San Pedro Necta, Huehutenanago

The original name of the farm is "La Unión". The farm is
located in the Agua Dulce village, in the municipality of
San Pedro Necta, in the department of Huehuetenango.
This region has ideal environmental conditions with average
temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, average rainfall of
1600 mm annually, and an altitude ranging from 1500
meters to 1780 meters. (There is a meteorological station
which can be observed online http://meteorologia.anacafe.
The property was acquired in 2017, the first thing we did
was the renovation of the coffee plants. We planted the
are with 40% of special varietals and 60% with varieties
with high production; each varietal was planted by lot,
which allows us to separate each varietal easily. Currently
there are 22 varietals, the main ones being: Pacamara,
Geisha, Anacafe 14, Catuai, and Villa Sarchi; covering an
area of 18 hectares. In addition, we have an area specific
for varietal validation, the project is being executed with
the help of World Coffee Research and Hanss R. Neumann
In 2019 we initiated the first full yield harvest, however
this is the first time we process our coffee in the new wet
mill; where different processes can be carried out, such as
washed coffees with controlled fermentation, Natural,
and Honeys.

The process

Fully washed
Produced & offered by The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
  • Guatemala
  • Group of farms
  • 47 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 28 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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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
    1500m - 1780m
  • Harvest period
    December, 2020 - March, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: April, 2021
The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Seller (Pending)
Key flavor notes
Dark chocolate, Red berries, Pip fruit, Herbal
Seller (Pending)
Quality comment
Medium citric acidity and medium round body.
Seller (Pending)
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.

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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.