Café Cazengo’s coffee is organically grown close to river beds. The plants absorb the nutrients from nature & produce beautiful coffee cherries. Our moderate climate, with an average of 20ºC (68ºF) all year round, helps produce the perfect coffee bean.
KIKULUNGO COFFEE COOPERATIVE
The Triases family has a tradition in growing coffee that goes back to when Angola was still a Portuguese Colony. The Triases forefathers endured tremendous sacrifices that contributed to making Angola one of the top exporters of coffee in the world.
The Kikulungo Coffee Cooperative was created in 2010 to empower the small family-owned coffee growers and give them representation in the industry.
ANGOLA’S COFFEE HISTORY
Prior to Independence in 1975, coffee production in Angola reached about 230 000 tons per year, making Angola the fourth largest coffee-producing nation in the world. This reputation ended abruptly in 1975 with the onset of civil war.
The conflict lasted for a full 27 years, destroying most of the country and the lives of thousands. Although 12 years have passed since the peace agreement, development is yet to reach a desirable stage. Infrastructure in the country is slowly being rebuilt and the lives of the people are gradually returning to normal. However, many are still recuperating from the scars left by the war.
Even during the toughest times, many coffee farmers did not lose hope. They continued to produce coffee during even though they did not know where they could sell it. Today, most of those brave farmers are part of our cooperative.