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Fondo Paez: Notes from the artist

Fondo Paez: Notes from the artist

Ever wonder what the inspiration and meaning are for our Single Origin Series label patterns? Here's a note from graphic artist Alexandra Ekstrom about her latest creation... "Colombia is...
Colombian Fondo Paez is here!

Colombian Fondo Paez is here!

The latest edition of our Single Origin Series coffee has hit the shelves and the brewers. Here is some info about the cooperative that produced it: Fondo Paez is...
What does the term "low-acid" mean in the coffee world?

What does the term "low-acid" mean in the coffee world?

Here at Equator- we occasionally hear variations of the question "what is the acid level of your coffees?". It's a bit of a tough question to answer, since the terms...
Rio Azul is back!

Rio Azul is back!

We are thrilled to have Rio Azul back on our shelves as part of our Single Origin series! This smooth, light roast is delicately sweet, with notes of candied orange...
From the Roaster’s Desk

From the Roaster’s Desk

Hello I’m Mr. Roaster, I’d like to take the time to share with you some of my day to day experiences roasting coffee. I’m going to call these little...
What is "natural" coffee?

What is "natural" coffee?

"But wait, aren't all of your organic coffees 'natural'?" you might be asking. Fair question. "Natural," "sundried," and "unwashed" are all synonymous terms referring to the way the coffee is...
Join our SchoolBOX + Equator 2017 build!

Join our SchoolBOX + Equator 2017 build!

You are invited to join a team of enthusiastic Equator Coffee employees, customers, and friends on a 10-day trip to Nicaragua to construct Equator’s third classroom with SchoolBOX! The classroom...
Equator Launches the Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe

Equator Launches the Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe

Equator Coffee Roasters Co-founder Craig Hall launches Bripe Brew Pipe this Wednesday Craig Hall (left in photo above) is giving Bripe™ Coffee Brew Pipe™ demos on July 19th at Equator Coffee...

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...

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