Cocoa is one of the main commodities of Cameroon’s economy. The country currently ranks fifth in the world in cocoa production, with 90% of production being exported to the common markets. It’s why many Cameroonian farmers have begun cultivating this crop. The variety of cocoa found in Cameroon is called trinitario-- a hybrid of two kinds of cocoa, criollo and forastero. It’s a tasty grain that contains qualities from both kinds. It appeared around the 19th century on the island of Trinidad, hence its name. The cocoa obtained from this tree is of very high quality. This variety of cocoa’s taste is characterized by fruity notes and a lively aroma. It is slightly bitter, with some acidity.
Read on for more information on the Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective's members, Celvastine Tendi
and Fonjei Delphine.