ABOUT KAYON MOUNTAIN COFFEE FARM PLC

Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm was established in 2012 with the aim of producing superior quality coffee and exporting in socially and environmentally responsible manner. The Plantation is located in souther part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Odo Shakiso distict of Guji Zone at a specific place called Taro kebele, 516Km south of the capital Addis Ababa. The major share holder of the farm, Mr. Esmael born and brought up in Kercha district of Guji Zone mainly know for coffee. All the other partners are family and have rich experience in coffee purchasing from primary market and supply to the previous central auction and continued to supply speciality coffee to ECX.

We stack different lot lot processed coffees based on cupping profile and make it ready for export as per our customer's demand. Before exporting, any coffee must be checked at Ethiopian Coffee Quality Control Centre to verify that the coffee meets export standard.
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Our coffee, being origiated from our own farm, has typical flover of chocolate, berry, cardamom tastes that practically stay long in one's mouth, floral fragrance, creamy body, pleasant and is elegantly complex.

As a licenced grower of coffee, we can by pass ECX Ethiopian Central Auction and export our coffee directly to the clients overseas. Therefore, customers abroad can directly track and get our coffee from the farm.
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Our coffee farm is highly characterized by young trees planted on 240 ha land in fertile sandy loomy clay loam soil under naturally grown forest trees canopy. Our coffee management methods are depending on biological and organic way of production system. We use compost and animal wastes for fertlizing the soil, slashing, hoeing, pruning, stumping, desuckering, mulching and other biological weed and pest control methods. Our farm has been granted a certificate for organic coffee by German company called BCS ECO GARANTIE. 

We periodically provide range of training on organic certification, agronomic practices, harvest and post-harvest training to our techincal staff. We also provide refresher cources and on the job training as part of the skill building process.

The farm is situated at a best agro-ecological zone for coffee growing and is endowed with good quality genetic material as a signle source of Arabica typica coffee. At Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm, we hand pick fully ripped red cherries and start sun drying on the same day of the harvest by thinly spreading the cherries over raised beds.
At Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm, we hand pick fully ripped red cherries and start sun drying on the same day of the harvest by thinly spreading the cherries over raised beds. Objected like damaged fruits, coffee leaves and overriped beans is carefully sorted by hand right on the bed. To ensure the even drying and prevent fermentation, the beans will be raked at regural interval until the cherry is dried to a moisture content of 12%. This total process may take about 12-16 days depending on the weather condition.
 
We have our own environmentally friendly coffee washing stations, coffee huller, pulpier, warehouse and transport facilities right at our farm. The wet coffee processing is also done with a maximum care to achieve the desired cup taste.