The Guat Lab by TTCo Exports

Guatemala Group of farms
Young, Entrepreneurial, Innovative, Transparent
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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.

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Coffee production
  • Production area
    21Ha
  • Harvest period
    December
    April
  • Altitude range
    1400m - 2000m
  • Average annual production

    No data

  • Arabica varieties
  • Robusta varieties

    No data

Awards

  • 2013 Cup of Excellence

Team

Mario Alarcon
Co-Founder

Christian Starry
Co-founder

Mario Alarcon
Co-founder

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
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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.

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1 Lot Available

The seller is currently offering these coffees on Algrano. Reach out to the seller directly to ask what is coming!

GT-92-202201 • Upcoming harvest
Finca La Revuelta - Christian Starry - Natural Bourbon
  • Bourbon

11 Previous offers
GT-1-201601 • Past harvest
EL RECUERDO
  • Caturra
  • 85.5 points
GT-95-202102 • Past harvest
Finca La Bella - Teodoro Engelhardt - FW
  • Caturra, Pache, Sarchimor
  • 84.5 points
GT-99-202012 • Past harvest
Finca La Unión - Carlos Rivas - Huehuetenango FW
  • Icatu, Yellow Topazio
  • 85.0 points
GT-93-202101 • Past harvest
Finca La Revuelta - Christian Starry - Honey Bourbon
  • Bourbon
  • 86.0 points
GT-94-202102 • Past harvest
Finca La Bendición - Jose Gomez - Natural Catisic
  • CATISIC
  • 86.0 points
GT-96-202101 • Past harvest
Finca Liquidámbar - André Meléndez - Natural Pache Catuaí
  • Pache, Catuaí
  • 86.75 points
GT-98-202101 • Past harvest
Finca San Jorge - Barsen Lemus - FW Caturra
  • Caturra
  • 85.0 points
GT-53-202001 • Past harvest
Finca El Recuerdo - Acatenango - Caturra - Natural 100 hours Anaerobic
  • Caturra
  • 87.0 points
GT-13-201701 • Past harvest
El Xaya
  • Caturra, Bourbon, Pache, Catuai
  • 86.75 points
GT-40-202001 • Past harvest
Finca El Recuerdo - Acatenango - Caturra - Triple Fermentation FW
  • Caturra
  • 86.5 points
GT-52-202001 • Past harvest
Finca El Recuerdo - Acatenango - Gesha - Natural
  • Gesha
  • 88.5 points