Kayon Mountain - Odo Shakiso Woreda, Guji Zone - Ismael Hassen Aredo

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The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm covers 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee, and has been owned and operated by Ismael Hassen Aredo and his family since 2012. It is located 510 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, and the property crosses the border of two villages—Taro and Sewana—located 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. The farm competes with a nearby mining village for seasonal workers, so Ismael and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning year after year.

Kayon Mountain farm has a nursery on-site, and utilizes shade (gravilla, accacia, 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.


Odo Shakiso Woreda, Guji Zone, Oromia Region
1850-2000 masl


South Plot Lot#86 Washed Process

At once very sweet and somewhat tart, we found Red Grapefruit, Strawberry jam, and Apricot dominated the conversation, with some subtler tones of Earl Grey, Tamarind, Cantaloupe Melon, lychee, and vanilla playing a supporting role.

West Plot Lot#96 Natural Process

Lot#114 Washed


Lot#115 Natural Process


Lot#116 Natural Process

Lot#118 Natural Process

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