ETHIOPIA SHAKISO KAYON MOUNTAIN FARM
REGION: Shakiso, Guji Zone of Oromia Region
FARM: Kayon Mountain
PROCESS: Fully Washed & Sun Dried
VARIETAL: Various Heirloom
CUP ACCORDING TO OUR IMPORTER: Jasmine & Brown Sugar with a delicate body.
A single-origin from Ethiopia is a rare treat and this lot from Kayon Mountain farm does not disappoint. The majority of coffee exported from Ethiopia is filtered through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). The ECX was established in 2008 to stabilize and streamline commodity exports to ensure quality and the rapid payment of all parties. As of 2016 the ECX is the only exchange in Africa to have next day payments after trade. The benefits of the ECX are many and it has served to insulate small farmers from the volatility of the international market.
However, larger farmers with in-house processing capacity and high quality are better served testing the direct trade market. Direct trade allows the farms to collect a premium for high quality as well as encourage brand recognition. As farms become known for exceptional coffee, roasters and importers advertise the farms increasing the value of the coffee.
We are happy to promote Kayon Mountain farm and encourage our customers to taste the unique profile of a single-origin coffee from the South of Ethiopia.