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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Organic Coffee Farming - Behind the Scenes

Organic Coffee Farming - Behind the Scenes

On a recent trip to the Selva Negra Coffee Plantation in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua, we had the opportunity of learning just how much work goes into producing organic...
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...
Aeropress anyone?

Aeropress anyone?

Ever heard of an Aeropress? It's relatively new to the coffee world, but it's managed to gain a LOT of attention largely due to the fact that, well, it makes...
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...
Crop to Cup

Crop to Cup

Coffee goes through a long, multi-step, labour-intensive process before it arrives at your table and in your cup. It's hard to believe that the little green pit inside a bright red...
Battling climate change

Battling climate change

Most of us are familiar with climate change; we notice the summer seems longer and hotter (not so bad if you're living in Canada!), we read about receding glaciers and...
How coffee revolutionized the world

How coffee revolutionized the world

A neat (and informative) graphic put out by Online MBA Programs. From Kaldi (the goat) to Starbucks, coffee sure has had a colourful history! Lot's to learn...over a good cup...
Natural Decaffeination

Natural Decaffeination

Coffee without caffeine? For some, that's a no-no from the start. But for others who love the taste of freshly roasted organic coffee but can’t handle the caffeine, naturally decaffeinated coffee provides...

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