Ethiopia Shakiso Natural

Ethiopia Shakiso Natural

Regular price $19

This natural processed coffee comes from the Kayon Mountain Farm, owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and family, located in the Shakiso district of Ethiopia, and founded in 2012.

Natural processing is the method in which the coffee cherry is dried before the beans are removed. This style of coffee is often a favorite amongst those who seek a very modern, sweet, and fruit-forward coffee. Due to the increased contact time, many of the enticing flavors from the cherry are imparted onto the beans themselves and remain present through the roasting and brewing processes

This coffee has notes of blueberry and lemon with a sweet and creamy body. It’s perfect if you want to try something new and exciting, or if you’re looking to satisfy that craving you’ve had for a natural coffee.

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


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.

Ethiopia Shakiso Natural