Single Origin Project November: Ethiopia Kayon Mountain

ABOUT THE FARM

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is owned by multiple families that have been born and raised around the experience of coffee. These shareholding members had mainly been supplying coffee to auction for the past 30 years until they started their farm in 2012. This farm boasts a 500 hecatare spread, of which half is planted in heirloom Typica coffee and the other land reserved for cabbage, and indigenous shade trees. By 2015, they had implemented washing stations and dry-hullers allowing them to start exporting their own coffees and now see an annual production of about 300 tonnes. The coffees see an average fermentation time of 24–36 hours, followed by an average drying time of 12–20 days. As for the future, Kayon Mountain plans to plant more coffee, improve the quality of their processing, and even begin leasing more land to expand their practice.

Single Origin Project October: Colombia Montalvo

ABOUT THE FARM

This is an Excelso EP grade coffee from the Planadas municipality of the Tolima department in Colombia. Specifically, this coffee is comprised of harvests from AGPROCEM (ASOCIACIÓN DE AGRICULTORES Y PRODUCTORES DE CAFÉ ESPECIAL DE MONTALVO). Growing altitude across the farms ranges from 1650 - 2000 MASL and varieties grown include Caturra, Castillo, Typica, and Colombia. This producer association is comprised of 58 members and was founded in 2014. 

Single Origin Project September: Guatemala Waykan

ABOUT THE FARM

Waykan is a pristine example of the dynamic character of coffees from Huehuetenango. Its crisp stone fruit acidity is perfectly balanced by flavors of toffee and sweet almonds. In the Maya Q’qnjobal dialect in the region, waykan means “star, or light that shines in the sky at night.” Coffee plays a large role in Huehuetenango accounting either directly or indirectly for roughly 80 percent of the local economy.