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Ethiopia Kayon Mountain

  • $18.99

A 2019 Good Food Award winner! The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm sits on 1,200 acres, with approximately 60% of the land planted with coffee trees. The remaining land is reserved for indigenous shade trees, which helps protect the coffee crop as well as creating compost to fertilize naturally. Since 2012, Ismel Hassen and his family have owned the farm, which is located 317 miles south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Tasting notes: Lavender and orange blossom with a sweet, buttery texture.

Weight 12 oz. (340g)

Coffee Info

The Hassen family oversees a staff of 25 permanent full-time and 300 seasonal employees. The farm competes with a nearby mining village for seasonal workers, so it often pays higher wages to incentivize their return year after year. The farm management offers free transportation services as well as financial support for building schools and other administration buildings for the community.

Ismel is meticulous about not only the structure and management of the farm itself, but also the harvesting and processing. Both Natural and Washed lots are produced on the property.

Roast Profile Medium- Light roast 
Process Washed
Variety 74110, 74112 (Jimma Research)
Location Shakiso, Oromia, Ethiopia
Certified Organic



Coffee Review, July 2018
Overall Score: 94

"Elegant, intricately rich. Lemon verbena, raw honey, mango, star jasmine, roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup... a richly sweet-tart, lively and complex Ethiopia coffee with deeply pleasing notes of mango and jasmine."