Ethiopia Kayon Mountain


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The Kayon Mountain farm is owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and his family since 2012. At 500 hectares with 300 hectares planted, the farm is located in the famed Oromia region in the Guji zone of Ethiopia.

Ismel’s staff is comprised of 25 permanent full-time employees as well as 300 seasonal employees to help with harvesting and processing coffee. Kayon Mountain offers transportation services for employees, as well as financial support for building schools and administration buildings in the community. Ismel also tends to pay higher wages to incentivize employees returning year after year, which leads to more experienced pickers.

The farm boasts a plant nursery and utilizes acacia and indigenous trees to provide shade growing conditions for the coffee plants, as well as creating compost for natural fertilizers. Ismel also processes coffee on the farm.

This coffee is incredibly sweet, and is a bit of a departure from the classic floral/citric flavor profile of many washed Ethiopian coffees. Bursting with ripe summer fruit flavors, the acidity is beautifully balanced by the high sweetness and body of this coffee, with an almost syrupy and silky texture across the palate.

Country / Ethiopia

ProducerIsmel Hassen

Location / Shakiso, East Guji, Oromia

Process / Washed

Variety / Heirloom

Altitude1900-2200 masl

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