100% of profits support rainforest reforestation in Gorongosa
With every bag of coffee you buy, you help the Gorongosa Project restore Mount Gorongosa's rainforests in Gorongosa National Park.
Restore a Rainforest
After years of civil war and slash-and-burn farming techniques, Mount Gorongosa's rainforest needs help. These are just a few of the goals we have set to improve air and water quality by restoring Gorongosa's rainforest.
Restore 17,500 acres of rainforest
Remove 56 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year
Produce enough oxygen for 1.75 million people
The most spectacular part of Mount Gorongosa is its lush, verdant rainforest. Likely to be the largest continuous Afromontane forest in southern Africa, it is one of the most biodiverse habitats on earth. It’s time to restore the lungs of our planet, starting with Gorongosa’s rainforests.
The most spectacular part of Mount Gorongosa is its lush, verdant rainforest, likely to be the largest continuous Afromontane forest in southern Africa.
Since the start of the Civil War, more than 7000 hectares of primary rainforest on Mount Gorongosa have been cut due primarily to slash-and-burn farming of subsistence crops. We partner with local farmers plant rainforest saplings alongside our coffee and provide them with a dependable income so they don’t have to continue unsustainable practices. Just left of the center of this photo, you can see our rows of coffee plants growing above the waterfall. Interspersed among them are rainforest trees that have begun to mature.
Mount Gorongosa’s rainforests provide fresh water for people and wildlife on the mountain, but also far beyond - most of the water that reaches the park below comes from these forests!
Rhampholeon is a genus of small chameleons, commonly known as pygmy chameleons or African leaf chameleons. Mount Gorongosa has an endemic pygmy chameleon species that occurs only in this rainforest, and nowhere else in the world. This photo shows a female Mount Gorongosa pygmy chameleon with a male on her back -- the males are much smaller than the females!
The Green-headed Oriole (Oriolus chlorocephalus), found only on Mount Gorongosa, tops the "most wanted" list of any serious birder. It is believed that millions of years ago, when the earth’s climate shifted, this bird’s habitat was only left on a few isolated mountains topped in rainforest – such as Mount Gorongosa. As evolution occurred over millions of years, the Green-headed Oriole of Mount Gorongosa became its own unique race that is truly a once-in-a-lifetime sight.
Mount Gorongosa’s rainforests are full of magical places like the Murombodzi Falls. This river is fed by rainfall captured by the rainforests of Mount Gorongosa -- providing life-sustaining water during the dry season for hundreds of thousands of people and wildlife downstream.