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Conoce a Algrano

En una misión para equilibrar la dinámica de poder en la cadena de suministro de café

Moviendo la industria

Toda idea de negocio empieza con un problema a resolver. Nosotros descubrimos nuestro problema mientras viajábamos por diferentes campos de café: Los productores de café no saben quién bebe su café. ¿Los granos cosechados se quedan en Brasil o van a Alemania? ¿Es un buen o mal café? ¿Le gusta a los consumidores o no?

Cuando nació Algrano en 2015, nos propusimos una misión: democratizar la cadena global de suministro de café, conectando en línea y de manera directa a productores con tostadores. Aunque la misión es grande, el inicio fue humilde: Nuestro primer envío en diciembre del 2015 fue un contenedor lleno a la mitad que salió de Nicaragua hacia Suiza y Alemania con 4 pedidos.

Desde entonces, Algrano ha enviado cientos de contenedores (¡llenos!) de café de cientos de productores de Latinoamérica, África y Asia a cientos de tostadores en Europa. Nuestro trabajo es principalmente detrás de escenas: Aseguramos la calidad del café cuando viaja, ofrecemos financiamiento a los tostadores y nos encargamos de toda la logística - la exportación, envío, importación, almacenamiento y transporte terrestre corren por nuestra cuenta. 

Mientras enviábamos estos contenedores nos dimos cuenta de la cantidad Excel y llamadas telefónicas que siguen habiendo en el comercio del café. Por eso, paralelamente, desarrollamos la plataforma en línea que traerá a la industria del café al siglo XXI. 

Únete a nosotros y mueve una industria moviendo café - apena estamos comenzando. 

Conoce a los Algranitos

Christian Burri
Producto y marketing

Christian tiene experiencia en medios digitales y física. Combinando estas habilidades, planifica y gestiona el desarrollo de la plataforma en línea de algrano y se encarga de nuestras actividades comunicacionales y de marketing. Antes de formar parte de algrano, Christian trabajó en una empresa de consultoría suiza con sede en Santiago, Chile.

El mejor café? Directamente en el campo, junto con los productores.

Gilles Brunner
Chief Coffee Officer

Gilles tiene formación en Relaciones Internacionales y Desarrollo. Antes de fundar Algrano, trabajó en sostenibilidad en una gran empresa de comercio de café. En Algrano desempeña ahora el cargo de Chief Coffee Officer, supervisando el comercio y las operaciones.

El mejor café? Un café natural de Joselino Meneguete en el Coffee Lab de Sao Paulo en 2013

Raphael Studer
Finanzas y ventas

Raphael tiene un PhD en Economía y tiene una vasta experiencia en el desarrollo de negocios. En algrano Raphael administra las finanzas y es el contacto principal de los tostadores. Antes de unirse a algrano, Raphael trabajó en una empresa comercializadora de energía en Berna, Suiza.

El mejor café? Una Aeropress dulce frente a la surfvan compartida con mi familia, con vista al mar

Florian Schaffner
CFO and Head of Data

Florian is Algrano's Chief Financial Officer and go-to person for anything related to data. He holds a PhD in Economics and has worked for major Swiss companies in the banking and insurance sector, focussing on Analytics, Machine Learning and Investment Performance.

El mejor café? A doppio in the morning, and a filtered coffee in the afternoon – brewed directly in Algrano's inhouse lab. Not quite over the fermented coffee (yet)!

Tom Booth
Director Comercial Reino Unido

Tom tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en la industria del café en el Reino Unido antes de unirse a Algrano en 2019. Desde las operaciones de café hasta la formación y la dirección de un equipo de ventas para un tostador de café líder. Tom es nuestro Director de Ventas en el Reino Unido, responsable de la gestión de la plataforma Algrano para todos los tostadores del Reino Unido.

El mejor café? En la mañana un flat white y en la tarde un Chemex con un natural fresco y funky.

Eli Elisa Blaich
Sourcing Manager

With a masters degree in international trading and years of experience in the agricultural trading world across multiple countries, Eli possesses a broad range of knowledge across all aspects of international supply chains, trade finance and shipping. Coffee is her passion and she loves to connect to growers and their stories.

El mejor café? A filter coffee with tropical flavours made with love

Gert-Jan Eling
Head of Operations

Gert-Jan has a background in operations & logistics and worked previously in chemical, petrochemical, and mining industry. He is responsible for shipping coffee safely around the world to your doorstep.

El mejor café? A Chemex on a lazy Sunday morning.

Kees Olthof
Head of Product

With a degree in Artificial Intelligence and over a decade of experience in Ecommerce, Marketplaces, and Wholesale, Kees is passionate about leveraging technology to make a positive impact. At Algrano he works on the development of the marketplace to help build long-lasting relationships between coffee growers and roasters.

El mejor café? A simple Moka pot coffee in the morning that fills up the entire apartment with the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

Pablo García Jimenez
Head of Quality

Coffee has been Pablo’s passion since he was a teenager working in his parents’ restaurant. Curious about the coffee culture in different countries, he lived and worked in Australia, Norway, and now Switzerland. Before Algrano, he's been a barista, a roaster, a lab assistant, and a competitor. Now a Q Grader with lots of roasting experience under his belt, Pablo heads Algrano’s QC, bringing a meticulous approach to sampling, sensory analysis, and testing. He enjoys the constant aroma of coffee in the lab and collaborating with producers.

El mejor café? A Honey-processed Costa Rica with notes of green apple, cider-like, sparkling acidity, and long-lasting sweetness. Brewed with a Kalita.

Zmago Devetak
Ingeniero de la plataforma

Curioso, amable y divertido, y con formación en Economía e Informática, Zmago construye nuevas funcionalidades para la plataforma algrano.

El mejor café? Café filtrado. Preferentemente en casa, temprano en la mañana.

Veronika Kečkéšová
Responsable de calidad

Barista profesional con experiencia en estudios de inglés, Veronika se asegura de que los granos de café verde lleguen a la tienda correcta, a la oficina correcta y a la persona correcta.

El mejor café? Filtro, en cualquier lugar. Lo disfruto más cuando no hay razón para apurarse.

Yannick Lauber
DACH Sales Manager

Yannick joined the sales team of Algrano and is responsible for the DACH region. He holds a BSc in International Hospitality Management from École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) and worked the last four years in customer relationship management in corporate banking.

El mejor café? A Cortado in the morning and an Espresso in the afternoon. Just perfect!

Emma Haines
UK Sales Manager

Emma is Algrano’s UK Sales Manager. She’s also an SCA AST for Green Coffee & Sensory, a resident trainer at the London School of Coffee, and founder of Caffeina Consulting. For the last 12 years, Emma has focused on specialty coffee training and inclusivity, a passion that got her involved with the SCA Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Taskforce. Her experience spans the whole supply chain with a focus on sustainability and gender equity. Emma strives to drive change through education, whether working with cafés, roasteries, competitors, or coffee producers.

El mejor café? A bright and fruity Fully Washed on filter.

Elisabeth Volant
Western Europe Sales Manager

After a master of Geography of food and food cultures at the Sorbonne in Paris, Elisabeth discovered the world of coffee during an internship at a Parisian roastery. She then moved to Amsterdam and worked during 6 years as account manager at a coffee importer. She is responsible of the sales in the French and Spanish speaking regions.

El mejor café? A Chemex slowly savoured in the early hours of the morning when everybody else is still sleeping.

Henrik Möller
Northern Europe Sales Manager

Born and bred in the Swedish countryside, Henrik moved to the UK as a teenager. He discovered the love for coffee while studying for a BA in music business, and spent nearly a decade managing the wholesale team at a pioneering coffee roastery in London. Henrik now resides in Prague from where he is responsible for our Nordic clients.

El mejor café? Chemex on a lazy Sunday morning

Winnie Goede
Sales Manager Germany

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Winnie moved to Berlin six years ago. Coffee is only one of her many passions in the world of craft food and beverages. She tastes as much as she can weekly and organises events where people can come together and connect over a shared interest. She's even dabbled in nitro coffee production as a brewery assistant. It was Winnie's obsession with coffee as a product and her wish to learn more about where it comes from that landed her a role as a QC manager at a green importer. Winnie loves being part of coffee's full cycle, from the farm to how it's communicated to the end consumer, and is driven by making the supply chain better.

El mejor café? She likes 'em juicy.

Ty Beddingfield
USA East Coast Sales Manager

Ty’s coffee career dates back to 1994 when he worked at a neighbourhood cafe in North Carolina. Now living in Raleigh (NC), it’s safe to say he’s been everywhere and seen a bit of everything. Ty’s strengths are business development, strategy, operations and team building. All the roasters who have a chance to chat coffee with him can learn about much more than direct trade.

El mejor café? The one split in two.

Philip Hall
USA North Sales Manager

Chicago-based Philip has been in coffee for 13 years and spent the last five roasting and doing quality control, bringing the care that producers put into each lot to the forefront. He describes himself as a “coffee wizard and super nerd”, passionate about education and hospitality. Philip brings the same respect he had for coffee as a roaster to his new matchmaking role. He's excited to help roasters and producers form long-lasting relationships.

El mejor café? A floral Colombian with citric acidity and tea-like body. Pure elegance in a cup!

David Palazuelos
USA West Coast Sales Manager

Born in colourful Mexico, David has worked in many customer support roles over his decade-long coffee career. He’s managed a roastery in Arizona and is a great source of info on inventory and budgeting. Working from Calexico (CA), David wants to bring roasters and producers together, building communities and leveraging his bilingual and bi-cultural personality. In his down time, you’ll find David at a local coffee shop, brewery, or gym hanging out with folks and taking photos.

El mejor café? Probably a Washed Ethiopian on filter.

Vanessa Heringer
Producers Success Manager

Vanessa, graduada en relaciones internacionales, tiene una sólida formación en la cadena de valor del café, con experiencia en abastecimiento, logística, operaciones y comercialización. Proveniente de una familia productora, nació y creció en una de las mayores regiones productoras de café de Brasil, Matas de Minas. Muy apasionada por relacionarse con los caficultores y tostadores, es responsable de la gestión del éxito de los productores latinoamericanos.

El mejor café? Una taza de gran tamaño de café filtrado con un toque de leche

Addisu Dulacha Gobana
Producers Success Manager

Born to an Ethiopian family deeply rooted in coffee growing, Addisu has a strong desire to contribute to a sustainable coffee supply chain and be an advocate for sustainable agriculture. His expertise encompasses plant nutrition, soil fertility management, and coffee supply chain. Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience, he is responsible for East African and Asian producers' success management.

El mejor café? Meticulously prepared Jebena coffee, it brings both delicious flavor and a sense of tranquility. As Addisu would say, "May you always have coffee and peace."

Giovanna Rocha
Operations Manager

Giovanna studied Social Sciences but has always worked in coffee, first exporting coffee in Kenya, and more recently coordinating specialty imports in Europe. She's passionate about quality and is also a Q-grader.

El mejor café? Any natural or prolonged fermentation on filter, lots of it. 

Ignacio Fernandez
Operations Manager

Licensed in Middle Eastern Studies with a Master's degree in International Commerce. Landed in Switzerland after working in Dubai, Madrid and UK. Some might say he has traveled more than a container. Passionate about international operations and music lover.

El mejor café? Cortado, por favor.

Michalina Baldyga
Quality lab assistant

Michalina has a background in Internal Security and Special Education, but her passion to coffee turned out to be stronger. It results in 7+ years of experience in coffee roasting. At Algrano she likes to makes things happen.

El mejor café? Cup of filter coffee shared with friends.

Aldo Gulizia
Accountant

Aldo was born in Italy and moved to Switzerland. He holds MSc in Business Administration and gained experience in the fashion luxury business before to join Algrano. His interests are astronomy and fitness.

El mejor café? Ristretto after the lunch during a holiday in southern Italy.

Jon Kyte
Front-End Designer

Jon is a designer and front-end developer passionate about inclusive design and putting the user at the heart of what we do. Jon is responsible for the look and feel of the Algrano platform.

El mejor café? A flat white in a busy cafe whilst watching the world go by.

Eugenia Bertoni
UX/UI Designer & Front-end Developer

Eugenia enjoys taking complex problems and turning them into simple and meaningful user experiences. She also loves the logic and structure of coding and always strives to write elegant and efficient code.

El mejor café? A large cup of cappuccino served with a piece of chocolate

Hassan El Ashram
Software engineer

Born in Egypt, but grew up in Geneva. I have a Bachelor in Business Administration but became a software engineer out of passion. I love cinema, joking and traveling a little too much.

El mejor café? Iced coffee

Christoph Krenn
Growth Specialist

As Algrano's Growth Specialist, Christoph is at the forefront of addressing challenges linked to our expansion. Equipped with a foundation in software engineering and hands-on experience in Sourcing at Algrano, complemented by a post-graduate CAS in Coffee Excellence from ZHAW, Christoph offers a unique perspective on the coffee industry.

El mejor café? Flat White in the morning and a fruity filter coffee in the afternoon

Luiza Pereira Furquim
Head of Content

Luiza worked as a journalist in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, until 2016 when she embraced coffee as a career. She started as a barista, moved to the UK and soon got involved in roasting. She was a head roaster before joining Algrano's Sourcing team, and later moving to Marketing.

El mejor café? Industrial quantities of anything chocolatey and bright. Finca El Recuerdo's Anaerobic Caturra has a special place in her heart.

Mafer García Spiegeler
Marketing Manager

Mafer es una diseñardora gráfica guatemalteca con experiencia en educación internacional y enseñanza de ESL. En Algrano, se asegrua de que todo lo relacionado con Marketing funcione sin problemas estructurando y dándole seguimiento a nuestros esfuerzos. Adicionalmente, también gestiona nuestras redes sociales.

El mejor café? Un cold brew para calmar el calor tropical

Christy Ma
Events Manager

Christy has a diverse background in marketing and operations across different industries, from coffee to food and financial services. She previously led the operations of a fast-growing coffee shop chain in Europe. At Algrano, she is responsible for making exciting events happen, spreading the word about the marketplace and helping more people hear about our mission.

El mejor café? A flat white in the morning at home with my family or a campsite-fancy Aeropress in nature.

El mundo Algrano

15 países

de origen de los Algranitos

17 idiomas

habla nuestro equipo

1 pasión en común

que nos mantiene unidos

Conoce a la Junta Directiva

Mario Fontana

Mario fue el presidente del Swissquote Group Holding y Swissquote Bank. Además, fue el Director General de Servicios Financieros en todo el mundo y Director General de Negocios Informáticos en Helwett-Packard Europe & USA.

Adriaan Nühn

Adriaan es el presidente del consejo de supervisión de JustEatTakeaway.com. Hasta 2008, fue el Director General de Sara Lee International y presidente del consejo ejecutivo de Sara Lee/Douwe Egberts. 

Thomas Rauber

Thomas es el primer inversionista de Algrano y se unió a nuestra junta directiva en 2023. Fundó TR Invest AG en 2010 y es emprendedor e inversor activo de PYMEs y startups. Thomas forma parte de varias consejos en banca, logística y tecnología.

Sara Morrocchi

Politóloga apasionada por el impacto social, Sara es la fundadora y CEO de Vuna Coffee Consulting. Con más de 15 años de experiencia en la industria, ha tenido éxito con diseños innovadores y la entrega de soluciones de la cadena de valor y suministro.

Fabio Magagna

Fabio tiene +15 años de experiencia en la industria de las TIC en diferentes roles como emprendedor, investigador, consultor y gerente de grandes corporaciones. Actualmente, Fabio es el Gerente Global Senior de Producto en YouTube/Google y "business angel" de su compañía BetaFarm.

Thomas Uibel

Thomas es Director de Inversiones de Verium, una oficina familiar independiente en Zúrich y un inversor en Algrano. Aporta una amplia experiencia y es miembro del consejo de varias startups suizas, además de tener experiencia en gestión de inversiones.

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