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Paying High When Prices Tank

Paying High When Prices Tank

It doesn't seem like good business advice, does it: "Paying high when prices tank" But for Equator Coffee Roasters and our fellow cooperative members, "good business" has never been about...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fair Drinks and Desserts

Fair Drinks and Desserts

Just in time for winter and the holidays, Fair Trade America has put together an online recipe book that highlights delicious recipes made with fairtrade ingredients. Chocolate croissant bread pudding...
Ethical Consumption

Ethical Consumption

"Why do coffee consumers engage in ethical consumption?" The Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine explores this question as it reviews a fascinating study by the University of Manitoba about...
Celebration of SchoolBOX

Celebration of SchoolBOX

SchoolBOX has so much to celebrate this year and they have decided to do so in a special way on FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th at the Almonte Old Town Hall...
Equator's SchoolBOX Adventure (or How to Change a Life in 10 Days)

Equator's SchoolBOX Adventure (or How to Change a Life in 10 Days)

In May of 2013, we had the great privilege of taking a team of 14 people to participate in a SchoolBOX build and to inaugurate the newly finished Equator San...
Lend to a farmer

Lend to a farmer

Want to change a farmer's life? How about a whole cooperative of farmers? How's this for real "fair trade": lend as little as $25 ("lend" as in you get it...
Ethiopian Sundried!

Ethiopian Sundried!

Get ready for a new taste experience – this is no “normal” cup of coffee! Otherwise known as “natural” or “unwashed,” this form of coffee is processed differently than a...
Introducing Zambeezi!

Introducing Zambeezi!

Equator is thrilled to introduce Canada’s first fair trade, organic certified natural beeswax lip balm: Zambeezi™. Zambeezi lip balm is made with 85% organic beeswax produced by farmers in the...
Shop for SchoolBOX

Shop for SchoolBOX

On Saturday, February 9th, Thousand Villages Ottawa will generously donate 10% of all sales at BOTH stores to the Equator/SchoolBOX school build happening this May! Stop by Old Ottawa South...
SchoolBOX in the news

SchoolBOX in the news

In December, the Globe and Mail newspaper featured SchoolBOX in an article about "Giving Back." SchoolBOX's founder and leader, Tom Affleck explains how it all began with a simple, unsuspecting...
Equator on CTV

Equator on CTV

CTV Morning Live's Sarah Freemark came out to our roastery and cafe to see how we roast and to learn a little bit about coffee freshness and the way Equator...

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