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.
Meet The Team
"I was raised and educated by cocoa farmers, and I am currently developing a 20 hectare estate, and I run a small cocoa trading company, while networking with communities, cooperatives and export companies in Cameroon.Been running my own consulting company since 2015--Agribusiness Market Research And Investment Consulting [AMRIC]. We have a working group of 700 farmers cultivating over 4,000 hectares of farm land with an annual about of about 5,000 tons. I'm not quiting the race until I reach to the bottom or at least what it takes to add real and monetary value to the very people who grow the cacao. I'm very chuffed to be on board the Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective."