On 29th June 2016, the esplanade of the “Immeuble Rose” in Yaounde, a building housing the offices of five ministerial departments, was the premise for the launch of the Cameroonian coffee tasting days in the public administrative services of the country.
Through this tasting day, the Inter-professional Cocoa and Coffee Board (CICC) puts into action a recommendation made during the latest edition if the Cameroonian International Coffee Festival (Festicoffee 2016), which is meant to establish coffee breaks in public administration services in the country, to promote the consumption of local coffee.
According to CICC, these tasting days will take place once every month. Each time, the event will take place at the Ministry of Trade and in another ministerial department or public company. With the goal of serving between 1,000 and 4,000 cups of coffee each time.
As part of this operation to promote the consumption of local coffee in the Cameroonian public services, one can hear at CICC, local coffee grinders have already sent requests to some administrative services, to make available areas to set up coffee stands.
According to official statistics, the Cameroonian civil service has approximately 260,000 employees, who could thus become consumers of coffee and an interesting market for local coffee grinders, whose talents and expertise are more acknowledged outside than in the country.