Ethiopia Kayon Mountain

Ethiopia Kayon Mountain

Regular price $19

This coffee comes from the Kayon Mountain Farm, which is owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and his family. It is located in the Shakiso district of Ethiopia.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with the Natural Processed version of this coffee for the last few months and now we’re excited to bring on it’s Washed counterpart. This coffee is everything you’d expect from a washed Ethopian coffee. It is clean and citric with floral aromas. 

Region: Shakiso, Guji, Oromia
Farm: Kayon Mountain Farm
Varietal: 74110, 74112
Altitude1900–2200 MASL
Processing Method: Washed 


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.