José Beato, regional general manager for international markets of the Nabeiro Group, said that Angonabeiro intends to reinvigorate this product, from the moment it is cultivated to the time it is processed and marketed, given the current state of the coffee market in the country.
Speaking to Angop, the official stressed that the company wants the national coffee to regain the notoriety it had in the 1970s, when the country was the third largest coffee producer worldwide.
He also highlighted that in the last two years, in 2019 and 2020, 2000 tons of coffee were exported to countries such as Namibia, Senegal, China and the United States of America.
José Beato also explained that the company usually buys and exports green coffee from Angola to its headquarters, located in Campo Maior, Portugal. The product ends up being integrated in several blends and is then exported from Portugal to about 50 countries where the Delta Cafés brand is present.
He also recalled that last year Angonabeiro began exporting the Angolan brand Café Ginga to Portugal, thus marking the launch of this product in the Portuguese market.
The responsible stressed that the main objective of the brand, in the short term, is to export Café Ginga permanently. In addition, he also made it known that Angonabeiro is trying to insert coffee into the daily lives of Angolans.
"We are one of the Angolan companies that continues to invest in the export of local products, with the objective of generating added value for the country's economy and business growth," he stressed.