Cameroon Arabica Coffee
Notes of plum, orange, strawberry & toffee
This fully washed Java varietal grows above 1,400 meters in the Western highlands of Cameroon, on the slopes Mt. Oku. Over 2,500 members of the Caplami cooperative farm coffee in the regions of Mifi, Koing-khi, and Haut-Plateaux, with processing facilities in the village of Bafousam. The cooperative was founded in 1958.
Over 80% of coffee grown in Cameroon is robusta but the altitude, volcanic soil, and
diverse micro-climates around Mt. Oku are ideal for arabica. Most coffee is grown by
smallholders and although coffee growing cooperatives are not as numerous as they
once were, centralized milling remains common. Over a half million acres of land are
devoted to coffee farming, but yields are low due to the age of the trees. In recent years,
the government has sought to revive the coffee sector.