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1932 - 1972

The Small Grocer´s store

IIn the beginning, in 1932, it was just a small grocer's store in Matosinhos belonging to José Moreira, whose speciality was simply "roasting and selling" coffee from Angola. It was therefore known as "Casa do Café de Angola", later abbreviated to "Casa Angola".

Over the years, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, it made the most of the new marketing opportunities made possible by the construction of the port of Leixões and began operating as a shipchandler (ship supplier).

1973 - 1980

The First Exports

As time went on, its business extended to other important national ports and even to the port of Vigo, given its geographic proximity.

With the break-up of the merchant fleet after 1974 and the consequent reduction in port movement, it became necessary to diversify. This was the context for the creation, under the supervision of the Leixões customs services, of a bonded warehouse and this investment launched "Casa Angola" in the duty-free market. Using its existing know-how, Casa Angola began supplying raw materials to catering companies.

1981 - 1999

New Opportunities

During the 1980s, the accumulated experience, especially in the field of duty-free business, and Casa Angola's contacts with major national and international suppliers, enabled it to enter the export business, supplying hotels, canteens, distributors, retailers and wholesalers, particularly in Africa.

In the 1990s began exploring new export markets in different continents. This strategy with the partnership's established made North American market one of the major destinations.

2000 - 2010

The Export Company!

CA easily becomes one of the few Portuguese companies dedicated exclusively to export.

 José Moreira and his small grocer's shop "roasting and selling coffee from Angola" have thus become icons of progress in constant renewal and growth, to an extent that could hardly have been imagined by its founder.