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Producer

Ismael Hassen, Kayon Mountain Farm

Cup Profile

Blueberry, Tropical, Intensely Sweet

Country

Ethiopia

Preparation

Certified Organic. Special red cherry preparation, 14-28 day Natural drying on raised beds

Terroir

Shakiso, Guji

Genetics

Endemic heirloom

Altitude

1900-2100m

Cup Score

90

Sourcing

Falcon Specialty

Description

Whilst our Warehouse City Espresso references Manchester’s industrial past, Graphene Espresso embodies the future of coffee. Taking its name from the highly versatile smart material developed at the University of Manchester, Graphene Espresso allows confident coffee professionals the opportunity to offer their customers an ever changing selection of single origin coffees specifically roasted to shine in espresso drinks.

While our Warehouse City Espresso references Manchester’s industrial past, Graphene Espresso embodies the future of coffee. Taking its name from the highly versatile smart material developed at the University of Manchester, Graphene Espresso allows confident coffee professionals the opportunity to offer their customers an ever changing selection of single origin coffees specifically roasted to shine in espresso drinks.

Traditionally, blends have been presented as being the epitome of desirability in coffee. While there is some value to marketing a “signature blend” as some sort of  flavour-based USP, we believe that the best way to showcase the sheer variety of diverse flavours made available to us thanks to the hard work of dedicated coffee producers is truly worth celebrating. Graphene offers the opportunity to experience the characteristics that are unique to a given lot of coffee from our favourite producers, rather than the homogenisation of mediocre commercial coffee. The future of coffee is not the blend. We believe the future of coffee is the careful curation of delicious diversity.

Kayon Mountain Farm is Ismael Hassen’s family endeavour in producing great coffee and this year’s harvest again shows that all the hard work is paying off, proving the value of Ismael’s vision. Like last year, his natural processed coffee tastes incredible. Blueberry dominates the cup, complemented beautifully by ripe tropical fruit, with milk chocolate and cashew. This is an intensely sweet drinking experience overall. This coffee’s cup profile and versatility are its biggest strengths, making it great on filter or espresso, either black or in milk drinks. It’s so versatile in fact, that last year’s lot became a firm favourite with our brewer pals. Chorlton Brewing Company, Thirst Class Ale, Shindigger and Alphabet have all made beers with Natural Kayon. We are sure you’ll  love it as much as they do. We love it so much that we have been roasting this coffee for the past 3 harvests and this year we also managed to get our hands on 15 sacks of Ismael’s Washed Kayon for our Graphene Espresso.

If you want to get to know this coffee better, check out what our Blog and Falcon’s website.