Our first 2020 Ethiopian release comes from Shakiso, Kayon Mountain. Coffee from Ethiopia has maintained a romantic feel, as it is often the specialty coffee that most people enjoy. It is diverse, complex and sometimes just delicately pleasant. Shakiso is a district in the Guji zone of the Oromia region.
The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is a 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismel Hassan and his family since 2012. THe 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.