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ADEC opened Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop in 2019 as a way to establish common ground between the people we serve and our community. The goal was to entice people in with delicious coffee and keep them coming back for the friendships they form with the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that we serve at ADEC. It has worked! Stop in our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop, and you’ll see authentic relationships that were formed over a cup of coffee.

Our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop also brew up opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We proudly employ and train individuals with disabilities as baristas, and we display the one-of-a-kind artwork created by the people we serve in ADEC’s five Day Program locations. When you make a purchase from Gaining Grounds  — you are providing choice and possibility to the people we serve at ADEC.

6 ways ADEC is not your ‘AVERAGE JOE’

We've got the right BLEND.

Just as a rich cup of coffee consists of a fine-tuned blend of beans, ADEC has the right blend of nearly 400 professional staff who serve more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities each year.

We ESPRESSO ourselves.

At ADEC, we give the people we serve the tools to express themselves through art, technology, woodworking and more. They sell the pieces they create in our Art by ADEC gallery, giving them a paycheck and the knowledge that people find value in the items they create.

We have a LATTE fun.

We don’t just work hard, we play hard. We believe in fun at ADEC, whether it’s supporting clients ambitions with the Special Olympics, trips to South Bend Cubs games, or a visit to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

We believe in being AUTHENTIC.

We like authenticity at ADEC. The coffee we serve up at our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop is local and loved, just like the people we serve, who are treated as individuals with dignity. We celebrate each person’s right to lead A Life of Their Own.

We BREW opportunity.

We don’t just brew up a great pot of coffee at ADEC — we also brew opportunity for those we serve. When you purchase a cuppa Joe from us, you’re also providing choice and possibility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


We don’t just advocate for diversity and inclusion, we put it into practice at ADEC. Stop by our Gaining Grounds Coffee Shop and learn about what people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are capable of. Who knows? You might make a new friend.

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You’ll find great, locally roasted coffee from the Refinery in Goshen. IN.  Whatever we’re brewing up is sure to be a pure, brilliant and bold flavor that exceeds your imagination — just like what you’ll find at ADEC.





Each month, our shop features a seasonal coffee flavor. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest blends.

All of our coffee blends — from our house blend to our Flavor Friday specialties — come from the Refinery in Goshen, IN.

The Refinery Cafe uses a unique fluid bed hot air roasting system to roast its coffee. This type of procedure is characterized by a clean smooth tasting coffee.


  • 19670 S.R. 120
    Bristol, IN 46507

  • 574-848-2446

  • M-F |  6 a.m. – 3 p.m.