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About Café de Manica

A new coffee origin lies behind the hills of Chimanimani. Follow our journey as we uncover the future for Mozambican coffee.

We believe sustainability is the key to a perfect cup of coffee

working towards a
positive cup of coffee

Our story began with the idea of planting a few coffee trees in the hills of the Chimanimani Reserve, Manica in Mozambique. In 2019, Mandela Manuel, agronomist and farmer, planted a trial crop not traditionally grown outside the tropical region: coffee. With a dash of crazy, hope and instinct, Mandela made his way into the world of specialty coffee by allowing the cup to lead the way.

coffee fields where
women come first, always

The Women in Coffee program is one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women coffee farmers across the Manica area. Cafe de Manica provides direct compensation to women farmers, along with the opportunity and resources to enact positive change in their communities and on their own terms.

Our people and our purpose

All around, Cafe de Manica counts with over 500 producing families, have a look at our produer database and discover every single farmer, following infomation on their crops, yield, varieties and areas planted.