A great super fresh new crop Ethiopian arrival!
Processed by the Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm, located in the Shakiso district within Guji Zone, Ethiopia. Kayon Mountain is a 1200-acre estate that was established in 2012 and started to export in 2015. Unlike our current Natural processed lot, this top quality lot is from coffee cherries grown from outside the coffee farm borders, trees controlled by smaller holders. More on the wild side of Ethiopian coffee farming.
With recent changes in the Ethiopian export rules, Kayon Mountain has been able to export coffee without passing through the ECX auction. During the harvest, ripe cherries are delivered directly to Kayon Mountain’s station where they are carefully sorted, depulped, fermented, washed and then placed on raised beds and dried over a period of 12 to 20 days.
Kayon Mountain also has its own dry mill, which allows the team of 25 permanent employees to provide traceability all the way through to the final export stage. Kayon Mountain was recognized multiple times among the winning selections of the 2018 Good Food Award.
Tasting Notes: Very clean cup following the traditional Washed Ethiopian profile. Peach tea like aromatics add a wonderful layer of complexity to the cup. Lighter roasts have a nice sweet lemony citric edge balancing with a smooth hint of a dry chocolate undertone. Definitely has some floral characteristics that pop right out as well as some hints of spice that get accentuated into the fuller roasts. Medium roasts gentle out the cup a bit, although it still retains hints of the more floral fruity factor the cup becomes more about the spicy tea like chocolate notes with some cool exotic aromatics. Darker roasts will be very low acidity but a bit edgy. Just touching 2nd crack is a sweet spot for the darker roasts fans to get that big chocolaty bittersweet cup without being too smoky.
Roasting Notes: Being a top grade fresh washed processed, these beans are pretty easy to get a good cup out of. Lighter roasting will be medium-high acidity, darker roasting low acidity. Low to medium chaff on the beans and even roasting. If you like those more fruity floral tones, error a bit lighter, more of a robust exotic chocolaty fan, error a little darker.