Ethiopia Guji Shakisso Natural | Certified Organic Offering

Ethiopia Guji Shakisso Natural | Certified Organic Offering

Ethiopia Guji Shakisso Natural | Certified Organic Offering


Flavor Notes:

strawberry, honeydew, lemon

From Our Cupping Lab:

This natural Ethiopian surprised us on the cupping table. It's subtlety sweet, and awakens the palette with it's prominent strawberry note! It's juicy in body (think ripe honeydew) and has a syrupy mouthfeel. A kick of lemon citrus finishes this coffee off and leaves you wanting more. This coffee is definitely a fruit bomb!

Altitude: 1900-2200m

Varietal: 74110, 74112

Region: Shakisso, Guji, Oromia

Farm: Kayon Mountain Farm

Process: Natural

From Our Importer: Cafe Imports

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismel Hassen 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.

Ismel 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 Ismel and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning year after year.

Kayon Mountain farm has a nursery on-site and utilizes shade (acacia and other indigenous trees) to protect the coffee as well as for creating compost to fertilize naturally. 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.

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