In 1947, Mr. George Agathiadis, founder of Agga, traveled to Sangmelima. Five hundred kilometers from the plantations of Douala, it is the economic capital of Cameroon in Western Africa.
His eldest son, Philippe, slowly discovered the mechanisms of the trade, as well as the severity of Cameroon’s volcanic lands. He studied the different approaches to plantations and harvesting.
In the African bush, and on behalf of the multinational Europeans, Philippe set up many coffee processing factories. These factories continue to prosper today.
Specialized in the coffee trade, Philippe then began his journey to work in more than 25 coffee-producing countries, which include Brazil, Columbia, Kenya, Peru, Rwanda, and Zaire.
In 1987, Philippe was appointed Arbiter of quality coffee by the Chambre Arbitrale des Cafes de Paris.
This is a world-wide title recognized by all coffee-producing countries.
With this recognition, Philippe Agathiadis was proclaimed as a First-Rate Connoisseur.
In 1987, Café Agga was founded in Québec by the AGGA family.
Over the years, Marc and Philippe's children have been learning the ropes and managing more and more parts of the company. We are proud to say we are a third Generation Family Business.
This makes you wonder... What are the changes that were made? What does more family mean in a business? Is it hard? Well... These are questions for another time. You can find these answers on our blog.
Georges and Stephanie have been present in the family business for over 10 years now.
The AGGA family is proud to present you our secret weapon. Our boys! That’s right! You wouldn't be able to enjoy your morning cup of joe without these guys! Not only do they produce the coffee you consume everyday but they also brighten up our days at the office. They are each irreplaceable and exceptional. These men are the heart of AGGA. Some have been with us for over 20 years. Some sing, some shout, some dance… They definitely know how to put an ambiance in the factory!
Dedicated and eager to learn, our team has been through a lot of changes including the arrival of the BRCGS procedures. These procedures certify our roasting and packaging procedures to guarantee the best quality possible while following the food safety guidelines. These guys are our heroes! Saving people's mornings cup after cup!