Bamileke

Bamileke

16.00

Amount: 12oz. (About 30 cups)

Country: Cameroon
Region: Bamileke
Varietal: Heirloom
Process: Natural, Hand-Processed
Altitude: 1,300 - 1,700m
Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Earthy, Buttery, Milk Chocolate

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Flavor Profile: Earthy

After the coffee cherry have been harvested by hand picking and then de-pulped, the coffee berry pulp is mixed with the soil around the coffee plants in order to supplement the soil nutrients.

As Cameroon continues to improve its cultivation and processing methods an increasing amount of some of the best Arabica coffee is coming from the region which is most known for such coffees as Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopian Coffee.

Roast Profile: Medium

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Bamileke prefers a medium roast as this allow its delicate qualities to shine and enhance the coffee's bright acidity. We recommend a medium roast versus a dark roast as we find darker roasts reduce the floral and fruity notes of coffee beans. It takes years of practice to strike the correct roasting balance, and our customers tell us all that we need to hear!

Type: Whole Bean

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The advantage of buying whole bean coffee is that the flavor is much stronger, and the subtle tastes of your specific type of bean are more noticeable.  You will get that "fresh" quality everyone looks for in a delicious cup of coffee.

Region: Bamileke, Cameroon

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Cameroon benefits from favorable agricultural conditions giving it one of the best primary commodity economies in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Along with green coffee beans Cameroon’s principal commercial crops are cotton, tobacco and bananas while sugarcane palm products and rubber are also grown commercially.

Cameroon Arabica coffee is best known for its rich, full body and mellow taste along with a very pleasant aroma.

The Republic of Cameroon in the Gulf of Guinea at the intersection of Central Africa and West Africa traditionally produces the lower grade Robusta coffee though a farmers’ cooperative initiative was begun in the late 1990s to cultivate and process high grade organic Arabica coffee with the goal of bringing green coffee farmers a higher return.

This is taking place in the country’s western highlands in the mountainous region known as Boyo which benefits from nutrient-rich, dark volcanic soils.

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You should store coffee beans at room temperature before brewing. To get the best results, store your beans in a dry, airtight container. When choosing a container and location for your favorite blend, it is essential to avoid air, moisture, heat, and light.

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New research has established that drinking coffee can activate the body's fat-fighting defenses. This new research is a discovery that could have potentially significant implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes. According to researchers at the University of Nottingham, coffee may help stimulate our brown fat reserves, also known as brown adipose tissue, which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories.

Ethical Pricing

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We source our whole green coffee beans from farms across Africa that pay well above market value, which helps ensure ethically sustainable farming practices.

Hand Processed

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Our coffee is hand-picked, hand-washed, and then dried on raised beds as this allows the time necessary for the floral, sweet, and fruity notes to take hold.

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