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Kayon Mountain

Kayon 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. It is established in 2012 by farmer Esmail Hassen and is still managed by him and his family. They have 25 permanent workers and 300 seasonal. The farm has own washing station, huller, pulpier, warehouse and transport.

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Key facts

Products: Guji Washed and Natural
Variety: Heirloom Typica
Grade(s): 85-89
Supply Capacity: 600 MT
Harvest period October - January

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Kayon 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 Kayon tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning year after year

About us

Foundation date: 1 Jul 2012
Number of employees: 325
Annual Production: 600 MT
Certification: Organic, RFA , Fairtrade and CAFE Practice

What we DO

Products: Guji Washed and Natural
Facilities: 1 washing station and 1 dry hullers at Shakiso and 2 washing station and 1 dry huller in Karcha
Capacity: 600 MT

Ethiopian Guji Washed and Natural Gr.1-4

The Shakiso coffee is known for high quality coffees. Like other semi forest coffee, the farm is dominated with evergreen big canopy endemic tree species giving the farm multi canopy structure. Under the Canopy of the big trees there are varieties of other tree species, herbaceous plants, different kinds of spices, ferns other kind of plant life forms and is established in virgin forest with high biomass and humus soil layer. Dropped weed vegetative parts and Leaf falling from shade trees decompose on the coffee farm to maintain soil fertility. Compost from plant material and apply on the farm. Mainly, leaves dropping from shade trees as well as slashed weed vegetative parts are decomposed on coffee farm under the coffee plant to maintain soil fertility. Coffee is grown as agro forestry system and each farm is distinct, defined and adequately separated from neighbouring farm and adjacent public forest.

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Nifasilklafto Sub-city

Contact person

Ismael Hassen


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