Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm was established in 2012 with aim of producing superior quality coffee and exporting in socially and environmentally responsible manner. The plantation is located in the southern part of Ethiopia in the Oromia region, Guji Zone OdoShakiso district, Taro kebele which is 516 km far from the capital city of Ethiopia –Addis Ababa and 115 km far from yirgachefe. Mr. Esmael who is the major shareholder of this farm is from guji zone kercha district which is one of the biggest coffee producing district in the country. All the partners are family members and have rich experience in coffee purchasing from primary market and supply to the previous central auction and continued to supply specialty coffee to ECX
The farm is highly characterized by young coffee trees planted on 240 hectares of land in fertile sandy clay soil under naturally grown forest trees canopy. The coffee plant management methods are highly dependent on the biological and organic way of the production system. Mainly using animal dung and compost for fertilization, slashing, hoeing, pruning, stumping, mulching and other biological weed and pest control. The plantation has been granted a certificate for Organic coffee by Germany company called BCS ECO GARANTIE PLC.
Kayon mountain coffee hand picks fully ripe red cherries and starts sun drying on the day of harvest by thinly spreading over raised beds. Undesirable objects like damaged fruits, coffee leaves and overripe beans will be carefully sorted by hand right on the bed. To ensure even drying and prevent fermentation the beans will be raked at regular interval until the cherry is dried to a moisture content of 12%. This might takes about 12-16 days depending on the weather condition. Kayon mountain coffee farm has its own environmental friendly coffee washing station, coffee huller, pulper and warehouse and transport facilities. The wet processing is also done with maximum care to achieve the desired.