Cameroon Coffee Beans

Region: Central Africa
Profile: Chocolate, mellow
Production: 75 million lbs (0.4% global production)
Global Rank: 22
Varieties: 20% Arabica, 80% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Cameroon Coffee Overview

Cameroon’s coffee industry began in 1884 during the German colonial era when the Germans began testing the country’s coffee-growing capabilities. Today, coffee is grown in seven regions in Cameroon with Robusta holding the 80/20 production edge:

  • West
  • Northwest
  • Littoral
  • Southwest
  • South
  • Center
  • East

Only 5% of the coffee produced in Cameroon is roasted in the country, making green coffee beans one of their chief exports. Cameroonian coffee is more flavorful than many other countries’ beans in sub-Saharan Africa, offering mellow chocolate notes among Arabica varieties.

Cameroon Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!