100% of profits from Gorongosa Coffee's specialty roasts support Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and the people who call it home.
Gorongosa Coffee believes that people and the planet can thrive together. Every cup of Gorongosa Coffee helps people replant a rainforest, restore wildlife and build a future for the communities surrounding Gorongosa National Park.
Gorongosa Coffee's story has roots in Gorongosa National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. The Park is located in the heart of central Mozambique - a region that suffered a 17-year civil war. When the conflict ended, the savanna emerged nearly empty. Almost all of its wildlife was lost and its people were suffering.
Sixteen years later, the Gorongosa Restoration Project took flight, a groundbreaking conservation model that unites the needs of the Gorongosa National Park’s wildlife, ecosystems, and people. A people's park that invests in the education, health and livelihoods of its people and empowers them to be the guardians of Gorongosa.
In 2015, the Gorongosa Project partnered with green bean coffee experts and local farmers to plant coffee seedlings on Mount Gorongosa. The goal: To restore the rainforest that was destroyed by civil war and unsustainable farming techniques, and give farmers a dependable source of income to benefit their communities and the environment.
Gorongosa Coffee reached a milestone in 2016 by harvesting the first specialty coffee ever grown by small-scale producers in Mozambique. Gorongosa Green is their signature coffee bean, rainfed and grown in the shade of Mount Gorongosa’s rainforest. The mountain’s unique micro-climate provides a nutrient-rich topsoil that delivers a great tasting, high quality Arabica coffee bean.
Coffee thrives in Mount Gorongosa’s unique rainforest. Between their rows of shade-grown coffee, you will find native rainforest saplings that not only help their coffee grow, but have been planted to assist in rainforest reforestation.
Today, Gorongosa’s farmers are planting 200,000 coffee plants per year and 25,000 rainforest trees alongside them. This system is helping to restore what is likely to be the largest continuous Afromontane forest in southern Africa and one of the most biodiverse habitats on Earth!See more