YAOUNDE, CAMEROON —
Cameroon was once the 12th largest coffee producer in the world, but it is now in 31st place, after production sank from 156,000 tons in 1990 to barely 25,000 today. While exports still dominate, Cameroon is looking to domestic coffee consumption to help boost production.
One of the ways the government is promoting Cameroon coffee is through the annual coffee festival in Yaoundé.
Cameroon’s coffee drinkers sample locally made Robusta and Arabica coffees at a tasting village set up in the capital. Among the visitors is 34-year-old Cyrille Yaouba.