ETHIOPIA | NATURAL GUJI
ORIGIN | Ethiopia
REGION | Guji
NOTES | Tropical Fruit, Red Grape, Chocolate
ROAST | Medium
GROWN BY | Kayon Mountain Farm
PROCESS | Natural
ELEVATION | 1900-2200 masl
The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm has been owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and his family since 2012. It is located 510 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and the property crosses the border of two villages - Taro and Sewana - located in the Oromia region, in the Guji zone of the Shakiso district of Ethiopia.
Ismel oversees a staff of 25 permanent fulltime and 300 seasonal employees, and the farm management offers free transportation services as well as financial support for building schools and administration buildings for the community. The farm competes with a nearby mining village for seasonal workers, so Ismel and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them to return year after year.
Kayon Mountain farm has a nursery on-site and utilizes shade (acacia and other indigenous trees) to protect the coffee as well as for creating compost to fertilize naturally. Ismel is meticulous about not only the structure and management of the farm itself but also the harvesting and processing. Both Natural and Washed lots are produced on the property.
In the cup this coffee is very fruity with berry, mango, apple, red grape, tropical fruit and floral flaors, sweet with tart fruit acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
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