Pirates of Coffee - FXZZY PEACH Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Washed
Tasting Notes: Fxzzy Peach, Lily, Candied Lemon, Butterscotch, Flowers
Cup score: 88.75 ☕
Fuzzy peaches in the aroma and in the cup. Ever since we first tried this washed Ethiopian heirloom from Kayon Mountain, we've been dreaming about it non-stop. Fxzzy Peach has become a full blown obsession here on the pirate ship.
Fxzzy Peach packs some intense florals (like taking a stroll through an Orchard) and has the aroma of a Panama Geisha. It's peach-forward, sweet and balanced.
After cupping so many experimental/anaerobic/carbonic/infused coffees, this clean, pure and refreshing washed Ethiopian takes us back in time.
Our previous releases Fruity Affair and Ismael Hassen were from the same producer and farm as Fxzzy Peach so you know you can expect a high-quality cup.
The coffee is extremely versatile and it makes for a clean, balanced and highly aromatic filter and espresso. It also pairs well with milk and alt-milk.
ABOUT KAYON MOUNTAIN FARM
The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm is 500 hectares with about 300 hectares planted in coffee and has been owned and operated by Ismael Hassen Aredo 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.
Ismael 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 Ismael and his family tend to pay higher wages to their pickers in order to incentivize them returning year after year.
Kayon Mountain farm has a nursery on-site and utilizes shade (acacia and other indigenous trees) to protect the coffee as well as for creating compost to fertilize naturally. Ismael is meticulous about not only the structure and management of the farm itself but also the harvesting and processing. Both Natural and Washed lots are produced on the property.
☠️ Single Origin from Ethiopia
☠️ Region: Shakiso, Guji
☠️ Producer: Ismael Hassen
☠️ Farm: Kayon Mountain Farm
☠️ Roast: Light/medium
☠️ Brew: Filter, Espresso
☠️ Varietal: Ethiopian Heirloom
☠️ Process: Washed
☠️ Cup Score: 88.75
☠️ Altitude: 2100 masl
☠️ Harvest: January 2022
☠️ Whole bean