Happy New Year 2024
2023 has been a very difficult year for the North West Cooperative Association (NWCA) Ltd. We cannot say things are moving the way we planned due in the main to the crises we all have been living since 2016. Some of our members have lost their lives; most are scattered here and there with some becoming Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees. Our societies and unions are barely struggling for survival. Even with these challenges, NWCA Ltd remains resilient as she continues to be the leader and major exporter of arabica coffee in the Cameroon.
We are happy to announce that in 2024, NWCA Ltd shall be coming out with a new brand of specially prepared green arabica coffee beans known as the TURACO BLUE MOUNTAIN JAVA COFFEE. This coffee is named after the Bannerman’s Turaco bird endemic to the Kilum/Ijim Forest in Mt Oku of the North West Region of Cameroon.
It is grown with little or no use of chemical fertilizers on rich volcanic soils at altitudes of between 1700 – 2200 meters above sea level by smallholder peasant farmers of Oku, Belo, Nso, Njinikom and Fundong Area Cooperative Unions respectively that surround Mt Oku. These unions are affiliated to the North West Cooperative Association (NWCA) Ltd.
Mt Oku, the second highest mountain in the Central Africa Region is also home to the sacred but beautiful Lake Oku, the special mountainous plants and bees that produce the famous Oku White Honey. The rich volcanic soils, suitable climate coupled with the interaction of bees, the special plants of this forest and coffee give TURACO BLUE MOUNTAIN JAVA COFFEE its intrinsic, unique and exceptional qualities good for blends as well as single origins.
There is also TURACO Blue Mountain Java Coffee with very special touch by the women from the Oku Area Cooperative Union Ltd. They sold 10 tons of coffee during the just ended coffee season and have budgeted to sell at least 20 tons come the 2024 Coffee Season.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you need any further information on NWCA Ltd.
Happy New Year 2024!