Lexington Coffee Roasters

Ethiopia Kayon Mountain Natural

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Odo Shakiso District, Guji Zone, Oromia region, southern Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $21.00/12 ounces

Review Date: August 2019

Agtron: 50/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Complex, chocolaty, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, guava, butterscotch, honeysuckle, ginger blossom in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with high-toned acidity; crisp, syrupy mouthfeel. Long, resounding finish that carries over all the notes from the cup, in particular foregrounding guava and dark chocolate.


Produced by Ato Esmael and his friends and family at their estate farm in the Guji Zone of southern Ethiopia. Produced from distinctive traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.

The Bottom Line: Lovely Ethiopia natural: cleanly fruit-toned, crisp, resonant, and sweet through and through.

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