Organically Grown, Heirloom Beans from Ethiopia

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  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Region: Guji Zone, Oromia
  • Farm: Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm
  • Variety: Heirloom
  • Altitude: 1900 - 2100 masl
  • Processing Method: Natural (Organic)

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The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is owned by Ato Esmael and his family

Situated in the southern part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Guji Zone (about 320 miles from the

capital city, Addis Ababa), it was established in 2012 with the aim of producing top quality coffee, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. 

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Guji is a recent addition to the range of beautiful coffees being exported from Ethiopia. Historically it has been exported as a Sidamo type, but after many years of lobbying, the Ethiopian government has granted Guji its own geographical distinction. While the cup profile is quite similar to Sidamo coffees, some people feel that there is a “little something special” in the terroir of Guji.

New Heirloom coffee trees have been planted on this 240 hectare plot in fertile sandy clay loam

soil beneath the canopy of a natural forest. Organic processes are used on the farm with animal

dung being the main source of fertilizer. The coffee is harvested from October to February by

people from local villages.