Our Team

We do all our work with passion and we pride ourselves on our coffee knowledge and commitment. With us, your coffee is in the right hands. Get to know our Team and you are welcome to contact us anytime.

Commercial

Arnoldo Leiva

CEO

Member since: 1996

Go-to coffee: Straight black, dripped in a V60

Mission: Create a positive social and economic impact on the coffee industry at every level of the supply chain.

Coffee memory: Playing at the coffee patios as a kid.

Juan Lizano

Trade

Member since: 2003

Go-to coffee: Good acidity and big body, medium roast, brewed in a French press.

Mission: Build lasting relationships with buyers and growers alike.

Coffee memory: When his grandfather “OPA” worked in the industry.

Paula Siles

Trade & Q Grader

Member since: 2020

Go-to coffee: Dipped in Chemex or on French press.

Mission: Be the perfect connection between our clients and origin.

Coffee memory: Collecting coffee with her grandma.

Marcela Stuker

Trade and Marketing
Q Grader

Member since: 2020

Go-to coffee: Honey process with bright acidity

Mission: Broadcast the purpose and values of a brand that is so much more than coffee.

Coffee memory: Playing on coffee farms with her brother.

Tomás Ramírez

Trade

Member since: 2022

Go-to coffee: Straight black & Cold brew

Mission: Learn about everything the coffee world has to offer. 

Coffee memory: Always having a bag of coffee in the Fridge as a child.

Traffic and Logistics

Kerry Zúñiga

Logistics Manager

Member since: 2015

Go-to coffee: Cold brew and cappuccino.

Mission: Build a path and leave a mark on the coffee industry.

Coffee memory: Visiting a coffee farm for a university project.

Andrea Quirós

Logistics

Member since: 2020

Go-to coffee: Iced mocha

Mission: Make people understand the hard work and long process that is behind a good cup of coffee.

Coffee memory: Collecting coffee with her cousins.

Lincy Muñoz

Logistics

Member since: 2018

Go-to coffee: Tarrazú or Guatemala.

Mission: Providing to our customers more than coffee, providing them a service, and showing them the reason why The Coffee Source is different.

Coffee memory: All my experience working at mills.

Pamela Bogantes

Logistics

Member since: 2021

Go-to coffee: La Hilda and cappuccino

Mission: Sell ​​the best qualities of Central America´s coffee and give the best service and trust to our customers.

Coffee memory: Growing up in a coffee family has made me value every cup of coffee.

Javier Casto

Logistics

Member since: 2022

Go-to coffee: Nitro Cold Brew

Mission: Learn everything there is to know about the coffee process.

Coffee memory: Assisting the Cup of Excellence where my Father was a judge.

Sustainability and Traceability

Maria Paz Lobo

Sustainability Manager

Member since: 2021

Go-to coffee: natural process filtered in V60

Mission: Empower communities and expand information throughout the coffee value chain to co-create a sustainable present and future in coffee that ensures happiness and quality of life for the most vulnerable, and a balanced environment to thrive in.

Coffee memory: playing with the children of the Casas de la Alegría in Costa Rica

Quality control

Francisco Castro

Q Grader

Member since: 2002

Go-to coffee: Medium and light roast, always at home.

Mission: Keep growing as a coffee taster and grader on a worldwide level.

Coffee memory: Going to recollect coffee with my father in the coffee farms of Moravia, Costa Rica.

Achievements: Q Grader certification, Costa Rica’s first national Coffee Cupping Champion, Vienna Coffee Cupping World Championship.

Operations

Yuliana Vargas

Operations

Member since: 2019

Go-to coffee: Honey medium roast

Mission: To optimize all processes and guarantee everyone’s full potential.

Coffee memory: Having breakfast with her family.

Finance

Wistano Sáez

CFO

Member since: 2019

Go-to coffee: Mid-roast, bright acidity brewed in pour-over.

Mission: Safeguard the availability of resources for The Coffee Source to operate and ensure it is on the right path to achieve its vision.

Coffee memory: Bitten by the “coffee bug” on a tour during a vacation trip to Costa Rica.

Marcela Gamboa

Accounting

Member since: 2003

Go-to coffee: Guatemala

Mission: Be the player on who everybody in the accounting department feels dependable.

Coffee memory: Harvesting coffee with her grandfather.

Catalina Villalobos

Accounting

Member since: 2021

Go-to coffee: Black, medium roast, and drip

Mission: Learn every day about our beautiful coffee culture and have a positive impact outside and inside of our organization.

Coffee memory: My country, Costa Rica, and my Father.