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MongozoInnovative, Sustainable, Distinctive

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Mongozomeans ‘cheers’

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Mongozo means 'cheers' in the language of the Chokwe people who live scattered over Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Working with Jan Fleurkens, Henrique Kabia brought traditional African beer recipes and the calabash as a drinking vessel to worldwide attention. Mongozo's beers are beers with an exotic story to tell and which contribute to making the world a better place through the use of Fairtrade ingredients.

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MongozoIngredients and drinking customs

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The ingredients used in, recipes for and drinking customs associated with Mongozo's beers come from all corners of the world, including Ghana, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Brazil. These are all brought together in the five different flavours of exotic Mongozo beer.

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The origins ofMongozo beer

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Mongozo means 'cheers' in the native language of Henrique Kabia, one of the founders of Mongozo beer. His language is that of the Chokwe people who live scattered over Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was one of Henrique's distant great-grandmothers who was responsible for bringing about a great change in the 18th century: instead of making palm wine, she began making palm beer. Over the centuries, her recipe was handed down from mother to daughter. As there were no daughters in the Kabia family, Henrique's mother decided to break with tradition and initiate her son into the mysteries of beer brewing.

1998
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IntroductieMongozo Palmnut

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That same recipe was Henrique's only possession when, in 1993, he arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee. He laid the foundations for a range of new, exotic beers to be drunk from a calabash, just as they are in Africa. In 1998, Henrique Kabia and Jan Fleurkens decided to join forces and market palm nut beer.

2001
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IntroductieMongozo Banana

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Mongozo Banana saw the light of day. This was the first beer to carry the Fairtrade label worldwide and was brewed to a traditional recipe originating from the Masai people, who live in Kenya and Tanzania.

2005
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IntroductieMongozo Coconut

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Henrique Kabia was killed in a tragic accident in June 2003. Mongozo continued along its path, as that is what Henrique would have wanted. Jan Fleurkens then developed his own recipes and, in the spring of 2005, launched Mongozo Coconut. This was when the exotic concept of drinking Mongozo out of a coconut shell was born. Mongozo Coconut is also a Fairtrade-certified beer.

2008
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IntroductieMongozo Mango

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The mangos that give Mongozo Mango its exotic flavour come from South America. It was important to Jan Fleurkens that this beer, too, would be Fairtrade-certified.

2010
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An award-winning lagerCombining three unique elements

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As an addition to the range of exotic beers it had on offer, Mongozo introduced a world first in 2010: Mongozo Premium Pilsner. This lager combines three unique elements: organic, gluten-free and Fairtrade all in one bottle.

2014
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Introduction ofMongozo Buckwheat White

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In 2014, following years of development, Mongozo introduced a new, innovative world first. Mongozo Buckwheat White is the only organic, gluten-free and Fairtrade white beer on the market.

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A unique positionon the market

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Mongozo is continuing to work on good worldwide distribution for its products. Our innovative, sustainable and distinctive concept is currently available in more than 40 countries. If you have any questions about our beers or about their availability, please contact us.

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Mango

Mongozo in the mix

MangoCachaça - lime juice - Cane sugar - Mongozo Mango

Ingredients

  • 2 lime segments
  • 2 teaspoons of cane sugar
  • 20 ml cachaça
  • Mongozo Mango

Shake and taste

Place the lime segments and the cane sugar in a tumbler. Then crush them using a muddler (a masher). Fill the glass with crushed ice, right to the top. Then add the cachaça and the Mongozo beer. Stir well from bottom to top. Garnish with refreshing lime and the colours of your national team.

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Banana

Mongozo in the mix

BananaTequila - Lime Juice - Sugar syrup - Mongozo Banana

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Tequila
  • 30 ml lime juice (1/2 lime)
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • Mongozo Banana for topping up

Shake and taste

Fill a cocktail glass with ice to cool it down. Pour the Tequila, the lime juice and the sugar syrup into a mixing glass. Fill the mixing glass with ice, right up to the top, and shake for approximately ten seconds. Discard the ice from the cocktail glass and strain the cocktail as you pour it from the shaker into the cocktail glass. Top off with Mongozo Banana. Garnish with lime peel.

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Cocos

Mongozo in the mix

CocosRum - Melon liqueur - Mongozo Coconut

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Rum
  • 15 ml melon liqueur
  • Mongozo cocos

Shake and taste

Fill a long drink glass with ice and pour all of the ingredients into the glass, over the ice. Stir with a cocktail stirrer or straw and garnish with lime.

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Mango

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MangoOrange - Cane sugar - Passion fruit - Gin - Mongozo Mango

Ingredients

  • 2 orange segments
  • 2 teaspoons of cane sugar cane sugar
  • 30 ml gin
  • Pulp of 1/2 passion fruit
  • Mongozo Mango for topping up

Shake and taste

Place the orange segments and the cane sugar in a tumbler. Then crush them using a muddler (a masher). Add the pulp of half a passion fruit. Fill the glass right up to the top with crushed ice. Then add the gin and the Mongozo Mango. Stir well from bottom to top. Garnish with a quarter of a passion fruit and orange zest. GET IN TOUCH WITH MONGOZO

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