This is our fourth year purchasing from the Kayon Mountain Coffee farm in Guji. They are constantly producing crisp and clean natural proccessed coffees we look forward to landing at the roastery every year. In the cup we find rich and creamy cocoa mouthfeel with lively berry citrus acidity, and intense jasmine florals.
About Kayon Mountain
The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismael Hassen Aredo and his family since 2012. It is located 510 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and the property crosses the border of two villages—Taro and Sewana—located in the Oromia region, in the Guji zone of the Shakiso district of Ethiopia.
Ismael oversees a staff of 25 permanent full-time and 300 seasonal employees, and the farm management offers free transportation services as well as financial support for building schools and administration buildings for the community. The farm competes with a nearby mining village for seasonal workers, so Ismael and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning year after year.
About the Variety
7410 and 7412 are Coffee berry disease resistant varieties selected by the JARC (Jimm Agricultural Research Center) in 1974 and 1975. They are known for their disease resistance and consistency in flavor and are considered one of the most propagated varieties in all of Ethiopia. For learning more about Ethiopian varieties and how they came to be we recommend checking out A Reference Guide to Ethiopian Coffee Varieties.