Kayon Mountain Farm is a privately owned and run by Ismal Hassan. Previously farms like this, of this size were unheard of but some years ago the laws in Ethiopia changed and allowed for farms of 50 hectares or more to market and sell their coffees directly for export.
Private farms at this size are still not common in Ethiopia. And it’s even better when the owners are progressive and committed to do what it takes to produce great quality.
The farm is in the Shakiso area of Guji and in the Kabele, Tarro. It was established as a private farm by Ismal Hassan in 2009 and covers 200 hectares of land. It is managed by Mr Workineh, he is monitoring all aspects of the cherry processing and sorting to ensure the production is reaching the best quality possible. They are growing improved varieties from the research institute, 72110, 74158 and 74165. Here they are separating the production into different lots based on time of the harvest, each of the lots is 150 bags of parchment and once milled 100 bags of green.