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Organic Ethiopia, Guji

$17.00
Light bodied and easy-drinking, this washed Ethiopian has notes of juicy peach, orange blossom, mouth-coating honey, delicate chamomile, and creamy bergamot with a mild cashew finish. 

We are very excited to introduce this high elevation, very complex coffee that is our first washed processed coffee from Kayon Mountain Farm in Eastern Guji, Ethiopia. 

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismael Hassen Aredo 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.


Ismael oversees a staff of 25 permanent full-time 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 Ismael and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning 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. Ismael 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.

Washed coffees are picked ripe and dupulped the same day. They are fermented for 24–36 hours, weather-dependent, and then dried on raised beds. Natural coffees are picked, rinsed and sorted, and moved to the drying beds. In both cases, the drying can take between 12–20 days, also depending on the weathe

Coffee Farm Information

Location: Shakiso, East Guji, Oromia
Farm: Kayon Mountain Farm
Altitude: 5741 - 7710 Feet (1750 to 2350 meters)
Varietal: 74110, 74112 (Ethiopian heirlooms)
Process: Fully Washed
Drying: Sun-dried on raised beds
Harvest: November 2020–January 2021

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Organic Ethiopia, Guji

$17.00

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