In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
BAFOUSSAM coffee
Camerún
19
Hauts Plateaux
several small farmers
Kong Khi
Bamenjou
1.100 masl
Java
Washed
0,26 €. / cup

BAFOUSSAM coffee

From 8,00 to 32,00

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COFFEE CUP COST AT HOME
Do you know what it costs you a quality coffee prepared at home?
Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.26 €.
THE FARM
COOPERATIVE
Hauts Plateaux is a coffee produced mainly in the Mifi terroir, a high altitude area whose terroirs were no longer used due to lack of funds. This terroir has a very different typicity to OKU coffee, located in the northwest region.

The cooperative was created in 1958 and has an excellent infrastructure to manage coffee in all stages of the processing cycle. However, due to lack of funds, it was practically abandoned. Our green coffee supplier has supported it by establishing a prefinancing project to help it buy cherries and get its team back on track.

This particular lot comes exclusively from the producers located in the highest regions. The cherries are handled and processed separately depending on the altitude. What provides a more homogeneous lot. A consultant works closely with these producers in this area to improve the harvesting and processing methods, in addition to building the future through their further training and supporting the local cooperative in new processing methods.

The cooperative has a true knowledge and continues striving to improve quality by separating the coffees by altitude; the coffees from the highlands are among the best in Cameroon this year!



PROCESS
After arriving at the washing station, the cherries are immediately pulped and placed in the fermentation water tanks. Then the remaining mucilage is removed by washing in channels with clean water. Finally, the parchments are placed on raised drying beds, which ensures optimal air circulation.
CUPPING NOTES
Sweet fragrance of tamarind, violet and rose. Aroma of mandarin and almonds. Sweet and round.
ORIGIN
Cameroon is the only West African country with the right elevation and climate for the production of specialty coffees.

Coffee production is very important for the country's economy. The coffee tree is widely grown in the country, with more prevalent robusta in the coastal area and arabica more widespread in the western highlands. The two varieties of arabica grown are Java and Jamaica, of which only Java is resistant to pests such as coffee berry disease and rust. In 2014, Cameroon ranked 31st among the coffee producing countries.

The cultivation of coffee in Cameroon dates from 1884, during the German colonial era. The Germans went to open trial gardens in Victoria, Ebolowa, Nkongsamba and Dschang. The coffee crop was later extended to the Hinterlands to Yokadouma, Abong-Mbang, Doumé, Lomié and Akonolinga.

Around 1927, the coffee tree found its way to the Western Region. In 1928, 200.000 coffee seedlings were planted in Dschang close to Bafoussam. In 1929, the development of coffee growing in Cameroon was made possible by René Coste, a French agricultural engineer appointed to run the Dschang Farming Station. There was a high level of production in 1990 that resulted in a record export of 156.000 tons. Cameroon ranked 12th in the world ranking.

When production declined, the fall was attributed to government policies and the global economic crisis. The government sought the help of Brazilian experts to suggest solutions, and has also invested FCFA 750 million (approximately US$ 1.5 million) for a period of five years as an aid package.