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We harness the power of technology
to empower coffee growers around the world


Three stories. One community.

Success story

algrano is a Swiss startup founded by three university friends. It was kickstarted by two international startup programmes in Chile and Brazil in 2013 and 2014 to become the first online community for sourcing coffee directly from origin. algrano found early success on the day of its official launch in June 2015 with the award of a coveted innovation prize from the SCAE at World of Coffee in Gothenburg, Sweden. The growing number of users joining the community daily show that producers and roasters are collaborating together to revolutionise the coffee trade.

Mission driven

algrano is a private company that is born out of a simple mission: Harness the power of new and existing information technologies to empower growers around the world. Through the development of an innovative online trading platform, algrano aims to democratize access to global markets for growers. The algrano team believes that by nurturing the positive effects of globalisation, we can all improve transparent access to, and exchange of, information to build global awareness and intercultural dialogue. This vision gave birth to a passion that connects people along the value chain from the field to the cup.

Coffee startup

algrano’s mission has led the team to work with one of the most fascinating agricultural products that brings nature and humans together globally. Coffee is more than a product; it is a global language that transcends borders and brings people together around the table to celebrate shared experiences.