In Ecuador, you have moderate temperatures at altitudes as high as 7,000 feet. One of Z Beans' farms, the farm of Milton Rivadeneira, sits at 7,200 feet in elevation. His plants never experience frost bite and have grown to be robust and free of disease. Furthermore, his coffee plants, which are grown at these high altitudes, produce a denser bean due to less oxygen. These denser beans have more concentrated flavors.