Rafael Moral began working with coffee in 1978. He has made numerous projects since then to develop the coffee culture in Spain and Europe, with the collaboration of producers and professionals in the sector. He founded Mare Terra as a specialty green coffee importer with the aim of disseminating true coffee quality and traceability in the product and developing specialty coffees in Spain and Europe.
He also played a key role in the divulgation of specialty coffees in Spain by creating in 2007 the Spanish Chapter of the SCAE Community. Being aware of the need to spread the knowledge and professionalization of the sector, in 2003 he created the first training center dedicated to education in the coffee field in Spain - The Spanish Coffee Institute (IECafé). Rafael Moral works in deep and loyal collaboration with producers, with great consideration for their philosophy of life, their enormous needs and the work they perform every day with dignity. Coffee is his vocation and it has given him many lessons and experiences. He continues to be surprised every day by the amount of things to do with and for coffee, a product that is often unknown, although for him it is an inexhaustible source of imagination.
Raúl has been working with green coffee since 1997 and with specialty coffees since 2009. He works from Lisbon in the Mare Terra Commercial Department in order to develop the specialty coffee culture in Europe and open new markets and opportunities. Raúl has official qualifications from the coffee world: Coffee Diploma System and AST. He has collaborated in the development of the Portuguese Chapter of SCA. He has also participated as sensorial judge in the Barista National Championships of Portugal. He likes all coffees, especially clean and with peculiar flavors that surprise and teleport him to origin. Sometimes its culture takes him to take three or four espressos in the morning.
Sonia has been working as a Business Accountant for 15 years and has been part of the Mare Terra team for 4 years. He is the person responsible for the accounting and billing activities, as well as all the fiscal and administrative issues that are made in our company day by day.
Alejandra carries the love and enthusiasm for coffee in her origins. Born in Nicaragua, she has been in the coffee world since 2005, starting her coffee journey in her native country. In these 12 years of experience she has been able to live in first person every stage of the coffee chain, from the seed to the final consumer.
She has been part of the logistics of our corporate event Encuentros Cafeteros since 2009 and of the Organizing Committee of the SCA National Championships of Spain in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Alejandra currently works as our Communication and Marketing Coordinator. She is also in charge of the Distribution and Brand Management of Giesen Coffee Roasters on behalf of Mare Terra in the Spanish territory.
Timur is our Quality Control Chief, our Master Roaster and our best coffee expert. Timur is Q-Grader, AST in several modules of the SCA Coffee Diploma System (Barista, Green Coffee Analysis, Roasting, Cup Tasting). His passion takes him all over the world, traveling every year to the producing countries, from Brazil to Ethiopia, passing through Colombia, Nicaragua, Kenya. Every country with its history, its terroir, its inhabitants, being his only objective to exploit the potential of each origin and bring us the best seasonal coffees of each country.
Champion trainer, sensorial and technical judge, organizer of the Spanish SCA Cup Tasting Championships and creator of his own alternative cup tasting championship in Spain, Russia and Ukraine. Coffee invades Timur's life with every step he takes!
Axel is Timur´s right hand, together they take the responsibility of the quality control department of Mare Terra. He has the SCA Professional Certification in Green Coffee Analysis and Brewing. In addition, Axel is Barista by profession and heart, collaborating as a trainer at the Spanish Coffee Institute Foundation - IECafé. He is also the SCA Spanish Barista Champion 2017 and will be his representative in the next World Barista Championships that will take place in South Korea in November.
She has been part of the Mare Terra team for two years and works as Sales Representative for the Spanish market. Coffee has been very present in her life and family, she joined the adventure of specialty coffees, training herself and learning day by day. She believes that being in constant communication with her clients is very important to advise them in the best way possible. She has more than ten years sales experience in other sectors, but she has it clear… coffee is her world and great passion.
Philologist and lifelong musician, Carlos has more than 25 years of experience in Logistics and has the particularity of mastering at least 6 languages. Carlos is a magician in the art of finding the best solutions to deliver our coffees in the ultimate conditions around the world.
It is during the last year of his career in Colombia that Thibault discovered the world of the coffee. Alongside coffee farmers in Huila, he learned about coffee production processes and market mechanisms. Returning to France, his native country, he met Mare Terra at a coffee exhibition and so began the adventure. Now as logistics coordinator, he is in charge of the export operation at national and international level.