Flavor Notes: Blueberry, Lavender, Apricot ,
Golden Raisin, Merlot Wine
Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is located in the Oromia region, in the Odo Shakiso district of the Guji zone. Coffees from Guji are known for their vibrant jam-like fruit characteristics, and this coffee is no exception. As a recipient of multiple Good Food Awards over the years, there is little doubt to this farm's commitment to quality.
Founded in 2012, Kayon Mountain is owned and operated by Esmael Hassen and his family. Their goal is to produce the high-quality coffee using socially responsible, biodynamic farming practices. Of the 500 hectares his family owns, only half the land is used for farming, with the remainder preserved as wild forest. Coffee plants are grown under a shade canopy of indigenous trees. Compost and natural fertilizers are used to keep plants healthy and organic practices are followed to manage weeds and pests—avoiding the use of harsh chemicals. Esmael's team of technical staff are trained in using organic methods to manage the farm both during and after harvest.
Coffee is hand-picked with strict ripeness guidelines. Natural coffees, such as this lot, begin drying the day of picking on raised beds. While drying, the coffee cherries are regularly rotated to ensure even drying. Kayon Mountain owns their own eco-milling equipment, and fully processes their coffee right at the farm.
Once processed, coffees are separated into unique micro-lots based on quality, and flavor profile. This micro-lot stood out to us for its intense blueberry, apricot sweetness and complex aroma.
Producer: Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm
Altitude: 1,900-2,200 meters
Varietal: Ethiopia Heirloom Varietals