Kayon Mountain


Taste notes:

Chocolate - Blueberry - Violet Florals

Recommended for:

Espresso - Filter - Cafetiere - Aeropress - Chemex - Hario V60 - Syphon - Stovetop

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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This naturally processed lot from Kayon Mountain, Jimma, Ethiopia is a wonderfully complex, sweet and fruity coffee. In the cup you can expect a complex and syrupy-sweet profile, notes of blueberries and violet florals up front with a long chocolatey finish.

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm was established in 2012 with the aim of producing top quality coffee in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The farm is situated in the southern part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Guji Zone which is about 320 miles from the capital city, Addis Ababa.

The farm is privately owned by Ato Esmael and his family. Guji is a recent addition to the range of beautiful coffees being exported from Ethiopia.  Historically it has been exported as a Sidamo type but after many years of lobbying the Ethiopian government it has achieved geographical distinction.

While the cup profile is quite similar to Sidamo coffees, some people feel that there is something special in the terroir of Guji. New Heirloom coffee trees have been planted on this 240 hectare plot in fertile, sandy-clay soil beneath the canopy of a natural forest. Organic processes are used on the farm with animal dung being the main source of fertiliser.

The coffee is harvested from October to February by people from local villages. Some of it is washed, fermented and dried on raised beds and the rest is left for the production of high quality natural processed coffee. Freshly picked coffee cherries are washed, with the low density beans being channelled away for a lower grade. The clean high grade coffees are then placed onto raised beds where for around 12 to 20 days’ drying time it is meticulously hand-turned and picked over to remove any defect beans. Finally, the dried cherries are milled to reveal the beautiful natural processed coffee beans which undergo further sorting to remove any remaining defect beans.

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Altitude: 1,900 to 2,100 metres above sea level
City: Jimma
Country: Ethiopia
Farm: Kayon Mountain
Owner: Ato Esmael & Family
Processing: Natural
RecommendedFor: Espresso - Filter - Cafetiere - Aeropress - Chemex - Hario V60 - Syphon - Stovetop
Varietals: Heirloom

1 review for Kayon Mountain

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Super: subtle and many layered, this is a real pleasure to drink black to start the day with an interesting conversation between taste buds and wakefulness – it distracts one admirably from the newspaper!

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