The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm was established in 2012 with the aim of producing top quality coffee in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The farm is situated in the southern part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Guji Zone which is about 320 miles from the capital city, Addis Ababa. The farm is privately owned by Ato Esmael and his family.
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.
Producer: Ato Esmael and his family. Origin: Guji Zone, Oromia. Varietal: Heirloom. Altitude: 1900-2100 metres above sea level. Process: Washed (Organic) Flavours: Jasmine and bergamot florals with lime, apricot, honey and cream. Cup Score: 88.