Adado, Ethiopia

TASTES LIKE Complex & Delicate
PROFILE Raspberry, Jasmine, Marshmallow
ROAST Light Roast, Filter Brewing


Adado Coffees are from the Gedeo zone, and are named after the local tribe “Adado”. The region comprises 7,000 farmers, contributing to 8 mills and exports 20-30 containers annually. Typically this coffee would be sold through the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) a supply chain network originally setup in 2008, as a more modernised trading system in contrast to the broad government system of the times. It handles contracts of coffee, grains, maize among other commodities and serves to provide greater financial protection for those in the market. The ECX does not allow for complete traceability, but coffee cooperatives in Ethiopia do have the ability to go around the ECX and export the coffee themselves. Coffees that are exported by a cooperative can have traceability, possibly even to a single farmer.


  • ORIGIN Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
  • PRODUCER Various smallholder farmers
  • HISTORY 1st year
  • VARIETIES Varied Semi Forest Coffees
  • PROCESS Fully Washed
  • HARVEST Nov 19 - Jan 20
  • ALTITUDE 1795- 1900 masl
  • LOT SIZE 240 kg
  • PARTNERS Cafe Imports Australia