Ethiopia Guji Kayon Mountain Medium Roast
About this Ethiopian coffee bean
The Kayon Mountain coffee farm is situated in the southern part of Ethiopia in the area known as the Guji Zone, which is around 320 miles from the country's capital, Addis Ababa.
The farm was only established by Ato Esmael and his family in 2012 with the aim of producing the highest quality coffee in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Only organic processes are employed on this farm, with animal dung being the main type of fertiliser used on the crops. New Heirloom trees have been planted on the 240 hectare plot in fertile sandy clay loam soil beneath the canopy of a forest.
The coffee is harvested between October and February and some of it is washed, fermented and dried on raised beds with the rest being left for the production of high quality natural processed coffee.
The Guji region has only recently enjoyed its own terroir status, belonging to the Sidamo zone before the Ethiopian government recognised it after years of lobbying. While the flavours are very similar to Sidamo, it's commonly believed that the Guji region produces something a little more special.
Jasmine and bergamot florals with lime, apricot, honey and cream.
This high quality coffee bean has a SCAA cupping score of 88.
This Ethiopian coffee is perfect for a filter or cafetiere brewing method due to the high acidity and fruity taste.
It is widely believed that coffee originated from Ethiopia and was discovered by a humble goat-herder called Khaldi. Whatever you believe, Ethiopian coffee beans are unique in flavour and aroma with some really fruity notes. If you're a real coffee aficionado, or you want something a little different from the usual Central and South America beans, then you'll definitely appreciate the complexity of flavour that these Ethiopian coffee beans deliver.
Available in 200g or 450g resealable packs.