About the Producer
This Ethiopian Kayon Mountain coffee is an organic certified coffee from a farm in the Guji zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia Region. Established in 2012, the farm started with the aim of producing high quality coffee in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Kayon Mountain coffee is harvested from October to February by people from local villages. This coffee dries on raised beds to produce high quality natural processed coffee. Farmers freshly pick the coffee cherry and wash it so the low density beans channel away for a lower grade. They clean the high grade coffees like this Grade 1 lot and place it on raised beds. It dries there for 12 to 20 days. They meticulously hand-turn and pick over the coffee to remove any defect beans. Finally, they mill the dried cherries to reveal the beautiful natural processed coffee beans which undergo further sorting to remove any remaining defect beans.
The “Kayon” in Kayon Mountain Coffee
Kayon translates to “goal” and it is clear that these farmers take pride in what they do and have achieved many goals in less than a decade. Firstly, the farm is a 240 hectare plot in fertile sandy clay loam soil beneath a canopy of natural forest. Secondly, the farm uses animal dung as its main source of fertilizer. Thirdly, they use slashing, hoeing, pruning, stumping, desuckering, mulching and other biological weed and pest control methods. Finally, German company BCS ECO GARANTIE grants their farm a certificate for organic coffee.
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