This coffee is grown at an altitude of 1750 – 2350 meters above sea level. It undergoes a natural process and is dried on raised beds. The coffee is harvested from October through December.
The coffee is sourced from family-owned farms belonging to the Adado Cooperative in the Yirgacheffe coffee region of Ethiopia. The Adado Cooperative consists of 1,128 members. In 2002, the cooperative became part of the Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU). The YCFCU was formed to support a sustainable coffee supply from cooperatives in the Gedeo ethnic region of Ethiopia. It is comprised of 26 other cooperatives with over 45,000 members.