This coffee comes to you from the recently established Kayon Mountain farm. The farm was started in 2012 with the aims of supporting local coffee growers and growing coffee in an environmentally sustainable way. The farm uses organic methods and the coffee is shade grown, protected by the natural rainforest canopy.
Kayon Mountain is located in the Guji zone of Ethiopia. Guji coffees used to be classed as Sidamo but after years of lobbying, Guji was finally recognised as distinctive in its own right and was given its own classification. It shares many of the same characteristics as Sidamo coffee but whereas Sidamo is more subtle and delicate, the floral and fruit flavours are much prominent in this coffee.
The coffee is harvested between October and February each year when the farm increases from 25 employees to over 200 local villagers. The coffee is picked, washed, and then hand-turned while drying on raised beds for 12-20 days until it is perfectly dried.
This coffee has a delicious floral and peach taste which becomes even more pronounced as it cools.