Small Batch Craft Roasted in Old Town Florissant, Missouri

North County Roasting Company

Ethiopia Guji


Upfront blueberry notes without artificial flavoring. This light roast has a smooth mouthfeel and tart acidity.

Bean Basics

Origin Ethiopia
Region Shakiso, Guji, Oromia
Farm Kayon Mountain Farm
Variety Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Typica
Altitude 1900-2200 mamsl
Process Natural

About the Producer

The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismel Hassen and his family since 2012. It 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.

Ismel oversees a staff of 25 permanent full-time and 300 seasonal employees, and the farm management 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 Ismel and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers to incentivize them returning year after year.