Sometimes you gotta drink some very good coffee, put on some rock’n’roll and handle your business. We try to combine all three.
We never sat down and created some principles for our business on a peace of paper. We actually started to work on coffee farms in Guatemala, talked to our producer friends, connected them with outstanding roasters from Europe and than found out, that the following principles are fitting to the way we work:
Since we are at home in Latinamerica and in Europe, we see ourselves as ambassadors between the cultures. We are in constant exchange with our producers and our roaster clients. We explore and sign new exciting farms, we work hard on improving the cup quality and the environment as well as social standards on the farms. We constantly check the quality of our coffees while harvest time, to the first samples, until the moment everything arrives in Europe. That’s the only way to make sure, you get what you tasted and the producer is presented in the best possible way!
For us, the quality of coffee is defined by a well-balanced and rich ecosystem, in that every part is enriching the overall system. In order to create this well-balanced ecosystems, be think, you need transparency in order to first create an understanding of how things work and than on how to improve them! We prefer to show the way things are, instead of creating false illusions. That starts with the documentation of our farms, as well as our communication with clients and about how we do things. Coffee is about growing and developing together.
Los Amigos is also a symbol for the connections we try to create. All our producers are connected farmers that support each other with experience and knowledge-exchange. This community is an essential and prosper enrichment of the daily work at the farm. We try to embrace this community. Every new producer we sign gets access to this valuable network. And we try to integrate the roasteries that are working with us in this community to improve the dialog between the producer and the costumer. In this way, we create trust on all sides.
Current offer list
You are interested in our coffees? Well, that’s awesome! Thank you very much.
If you would like to know which coffees are available right now in which quantities, please check out our current offer list. You will find all coffees on spot and afloat.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Markos: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Cupping green coffee is one of the most exciting experiences we love to provide to our customers.
You can order 100g green coffee samples for free.
If you need more than 100g or roasted samples, please contact Markos (email@example.com).
Order now your green samples or join us to an upcoming Cupping-Event!
How we source
Sourcing is one of the best parts of our daily work. We spend 6 months in Guatemala every year to work with our partners and source new exciting coffees. We usually try to stay as long as possible on the farms in order to get an in depth picture of how everything runs. Besides cupping the coffees while harvest time, we check all facilities, new and existing lots and the social standards on every farm. Together with a local photo-journalist, we than create a full range of documentation of every farm. After working on the fields, we come back to our Laboratory and Cupping-Space in Antigua to choose coffees & prepare samples. Together with our Q-Graders, we cup all coffees again, before making a decision which coffees will be part of our portfolio in the next season.
Where we source
There are 8 different coffee regions, acknowledged by the Guatemalan Coffee Association “Anacafe“. Since you find several micro-climates inside every region, you can say, that almost every coffee farm in Guatemala has a quite unique cup profile. Nether the less, you will find for sure some kind of flavours and notes, that are very typical for certain regions. If you want to learn more about Guatemalas coffee regions, you can follow this link.
Our approach is very personalised. We source coffees in all regions, but we only choose producers and farms, that are recommended by our friends. In this way, we created a trustworthy network of producers, that are all sharing our values and work ethics.
Our friends and clients are always more than we welcome to visit us in Guatemala! We love to host you and show you our world on site. Get to know your producer, check out the farms and enjoy Guatemalas rich culture and nature!
And for all interested coffee enthusiasts that just want to get a full Guatemalan coffee- and culture experience, we are happy to announce our soon to come “Coffee & Culture” trips, we will start in 2019!
Questions about our Coffees?
You would like to know more about processes, flavors or cupping results from our Q-graders in Guatemala? Get in contact with Markos, who is responsible for the constant high quality of our coffees.