Single Origin Organic
Organic Ethiopia Guji Washed Grade 1 - Kayon Mountain
FLAVOR: Peach, Bergamont, Meyer Lemon
Organic Ethiopia Guji Washed Grade 1
Ethiopian coffee from a single farm is a rarity. This particular lot is from Kayon Mountain Farm, owned by Esmael Hassen and his family. The Farm sits on over 1,200 acres in fertile sandy clay loam soil beneath a canopy of natural forest. Kayon translates to “goal,” a mantra for extraordinarily driven farmers dedicated to producing remarkable coffee.
|PRODUCER||Hassen Family- Kayon Mountain Farm|
|REGION||Odo Shakiso District, Guji, Ethiopia|
|HARVEST||Oct '21 - Jan '22|
|ARRIVAL||Dec'21 - May '22|
|PROCESS||Fully Washed & dried on raised beds|
|ELEVATION||1,800 - 2,100 masl|
|PACKAGING||GrainPro / Ecotact|
Established in 2012, the Farm began with the aim of producing high quality coffee in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The family manages each and every step of the coffee’s journey and their passion shows throughout the process.
Kayon Mountain Farm stands out in many ways. First, its large acreage size is rare in a country with many smallholder farmers. Second, the Estate exports its own coffee—a rare standing for farms of any size in Ethiopia—and as a result can bypass the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange auction. Third, In addition to their own planted land, the Estate buys and processes cherry from 12 other local farms which are also organic and Rainforest Alliance certified.
Washed coffees are picked ripe and de-pulped 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 weather.