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Empowering Kids and Drinking Coffee: Building Equator’s Second Classroom in Nicaraguan “Coffee Land”

In 2016, Equator decided to put our annual contributions to SchoolBOX towards building our second classroom in a coffee region of Nicaragua. We had the privilege of inaugurating our first...
Bean There, Gave That: Equator Coffee Roasters Receives Philanthropy Award

Bean There, Gave That: Equator Coffee Roasters Receives Philanthropy Award

This news release is from the amazing folks at SchoolBOX. Everyone at Equator expresses our deepest gratitude to this organization, especially Stephanie Rudyk Toepfer, for nominating us for this award. We...
Cold Brew Coffee Craze

Cold Brew Coffee Craze

As we approach the dog days of a hot and sunny summer, those of us who roast, brew, and drink coffee can't help but notice what a trend-setting summer it's...
Coffee Culture in Ottawa

Coffee Culture in Ottawa

It's been a long time coming, but the coffee culture in our beloved - albeit conservative - city has hit the streets...and is getting some play in the media! In...
Game Changer

Game Changer

Years before I worked in coffee, I considered myself an "Avid Coffee Drinker", a self-proclaimed (because that's what it always is) "aficionado". I liked my coffee "strong," though I don't...
Micro bugs, mega impact

Micro bugs, mega impact

Coffee farmers continue to battle the relentless pest, "Roya" or leaf rust - a fungus that decimates coffee plants and entire farms. In 2013, at the peak of the crisis...
SchoolBOXtober

SchoolBOXtober

Hang on to your hats folks - there is a LOT going on this month for SchoolBOX! Four events, sprinkled throughout October, all tons of fun and all in support...
Guatemalan is back!

Guatemalan is back!

The wait is over - fresh crop from our Guatemalan partners at the Rio Azul Cooperative has arrived! We roasted the first batch this week and boy oh boy, this...
The Cost of Coffee

The Cost of Coffee

Imagine never knowing what your day’s work is worth from one day to the next. What if the minimum wage slid up and down irrationally and unpredictably? Would you be...
Run Across Congo

Run Across Congo

In May 2015, an all-women team of runners will embark upon a 7-marathon, 7-day journey along the shores of Lake Kivu in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to...
No extra large?

No extra large?

Extra large. Supersize. Big gulp. X-treme gulp. Venti. Trenti... We North Americans love big. The bigger, the better. More volume means more value...right? We were raised on that "truth." And...
Freakin' Good Beer

Freakin' Good Beer

We've teamed up with Clocktower Brew Pub to bring you the latest, greatest coffee-infused beer: FREAKIN' GOOD BEER! It's made with (you guessed it!) our very own Freakin' Good Coffee...
Equator in Westboro!

Equator in Westboro!

Get ready, Equator Coffee Roasters is bringing a bit of Almonte to Ottawa! In late fall/early winter 2014, Equator Coffee Westboro will be opening its doors to the public, serving...
Westboro is open!

Westboro is open!

Well, hello Westboro. In early December, Equator Coffee Roasters set up shop in Ottawa's chic west-end neighbourhood, Westboro...and brought a little bit of Almonte with it. Located on Churchill Avenue...
SchoolBOX Latin Fiesta!

SchoolBOX Latin Fiesta!

SchoolBOX welcomes past volunteers and supporters to celebrate at the 9th Annual Latin Fiesta in Almonte on Friday October 3, 2014. This year’s fiesta is going to be a...
Citizen features Almonte!

Citizen features Almonte!

Ottawa Citizen food writer Laura Robin took a day trip out to Almonte to explore our little town's charm...and tasty treats. Her article highlights a number of Almonte's favourite food...
Moving beyond Fair Trade

Moving beyond Fair Trade

Moving beyond Fair Trade to empower coffee farmers with education Equator goes beyond fair trade principles to serve the best organic coffee to customers and empower the children of...
Oily coffee - what's the deal?

Oily coffee - what's the deal?

If you've ever bought coffee from a grocery store, you've had your fair share of oily beans. Contrary to what many people think, oily coffee is not generally a good...
Our take on k-cups

Our take on k-cups

We often get questions about the one-cup coffee maker phenomenon: whether Equator carries k-cups, whether we ever will carry k-cups, what the grind type is for the reusable filters, what...
Equator School of Coffee!

Equator School of Coffee!

Making the perfect cup of coffee isn't rocket science...but it can be magical! Learn the key fool-proof steps to brewing coffee properly in "Cupping 101". We'll also cover the...

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