Cameroon- Boyo Project ALONGSI Estate

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Cameroon- Boyo Project ALONGSI Estate

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Origin: Cameroon
Region: Boyo District
Farm: ALONGSI Estate
Farmer: Matti Foncha
Relationship: Friend
Process: Sun dried on raised beds
Varietal: Red Typica
Altitude: 1600 masl
Our Notes: Cedar, cherry, brown sugar

This unique coffee comes to us through a new relationship with farmer and founder of the Boyo Project, Matti Foncha, from an unexpected coffee-producing country - Cameroon. This natural process coffee is sun-dried on raised beds and has the aromatic woodiness of cedar, retaining cherry-like fruit tones and brown sugar sweetness. 

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About Boyo Project ALONGSI Estate

Brought to you as part of a new and exciting relationship with a perhaps unexpected coffee-producing country, this unique Cameroonian coffee comes from Matti Foncha, the farmer at ALONGSI Estate. Matti, a soft-spoken man with a gentle demeanor, came to coffee later in life after working as an engineer, with a great vision for changing the way things were done in coffee in his home country of Cameroon. In addition to his own personal coffee farming, Matt is also the founder of the Cameroon Boyo Coffee Project, an ambitious project started in the hope of improving the relationships, infrastructure and processes in Cameroonian coffee.

The Cameroon Boyo Coffee Project is committed to economic empowerment of its member farmers, delivery of an organic and traceable product, respect for human dignity of all those involved, and the care and protection of the natural environment and resources. Under the model, farmers organize themselves into small village clusters, comprised of fewer than 20 farmers who are located in the same area. At harvest time, the farmers bring together their daily harvest of coffee cherries to a central pulping and drying station, and must meet high standards of quality and ripeness in order to be accepted into the daily pool. Then the farmers’ coffee is pulped, fermented, washed and dried as one batch. This new model allows farmers to focus on what they do best, creating a mutually beneficial arrangement for the members, who are then able to sell their coffee as a together and gain a higher price for elevated quality. The Cameroon Boyo Coffee Project is also piloting the Conscious Coffee Project, in which investors and farmers team up to create a mutually profitable business relationship.

This ALONGSI Estate coffee is a natural process, in which hand-picked and optimally ripened cherries are patiently sun-dried on the screens of raised drying beds. As the cherries dry out, the coffee is infused with the naturally sweet and fruity flavors of the surrounding cherry. The farmer, Matti, is deeply committed to continued improvement in coffee quality, and is always eager to incorporate notes from sampling visits into his coffee harvest and processing methods. He likes to conduct experiments on his own farm, using feedback from roasters to decide which processing experiments to move forward.