Ismael Hassen Aredo - Natural
Blueberry with floral lime and bubblegum.
Category - Adventurous
Origin - Ethiopia
Farm - Kayon Mountain Farm
Producer - Ismael Hassen Aredo
Region - Shakiso, Oromia
Process - Natural
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
Ethiopia Kayon Mountain is one of those incredible coffees that we can just never get off our mind, so as soon as we had the chance to bring it back to our offerings this year, we knew we had to make it happen.
Owned and operated by Ismael Hassen Aredo and his family since 2012, the Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee, located 510 kilometers south of Addis Ababa in the Oromia region in the Guji zone of the Shakiso district of Ethiopia.
Ismael oversees a staff of 25 permanent full-time and 300 seasonal employees, and the farm management offers free transportation services as well as financial support for building schools and administration buildings for the community.
Kayon Mountain 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. Ismael is meticulous about not only the structure and management of the farm itself but also the harvesting and processing. Both Natural and Washed lots are produced on the property. This particular lot is a natural process, which was picked, rinsed and sorted then moved to the drying beds. In both cases, the drying can take between 12–20 days, depending on the weather.
Once again, this years lot is amazingly sweet and reminds us of blueberries, lime and bubblegum. It’s incredibly juicy and we’re particularly enjoying this as a super sweet, complex & balanced pour over.