(Business in Cameroon) - On February 9, 2018, in a hotel in Yaoundé, the French chocolate maker Alexandre Bellion led a tasting session intended for Cameroonian cocoa producers in order to promote the local consumption of processed beans.
During this session organized by the coffee-cocoa board, participants were able to learn more about the characteristics of the beans produced in the country’s various production basin. They also discovered the flavors and the organoleptic properties of cocoa produced in the centers of excellence which have been recently created. Finally, they were able to educate the consumers on Cameroon’s cocoa exceptional properties.
“Our country has chosen to join the very elitist category of premium cocoa producers and my ministry department wants to actively participate in this dynamic by constantly researching the best opportunities for Cameroon’s products. Today, our bean is being tasted in Yaoundé. Tomorrow, it will be in Amsterdam and Holland. After that, it will be in Washington in the United States”, said Luc Magloire Atangana, the minister of commerce who took part in this session.