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Our namesake blend features coffees from some of the world’s best known growing regions. This crowd-pleasing blend is rich and smooth, highlighting a deep-toned Lintong coffee from small garden farms in the Lake Toba region of Sumatra, which offers nuances of sweet grapefruit and aromatic wood. This coffee, like most cultivated in Sumatra, is processed using the wet-hull method, contributing to its unique flavor profile.

Then, we add a fully washed coffee from Kenya that adds elements of brightness and helps bring out the flavor of other coffees in the blend. Kenya has one of the best systems for compensating the highest quality lots; registered buyers taste samples weekly and then compete at auction where the best tasting coffees are rewarded. Because the auction lots are so small, our partners purchase many lots of similar quality and then, through a complex grading process, create the consistency we need for use in the blend.

Another fully washed coffee from Colombia helps to round out the blend by adding silky hints of nut, milk chocolate and spice. The coffee comes from a cooperative called Cooperandes (or Cooperativa de los Andes) based in the Antioquia growing region. The coffee is grown by a group of smallholder farmers who live near the town of Jardín. The growers deliver dried parchment to the cooperatively owned dry mill, where it is evaluated for quality. The co-op then combines the growers’ coffees together and sorts it according to our specifications in order to maintain consistency.

We finish the blend with a natural processed coffee produced by our partners at Capricornio Coffees. Grown in Brazil’s Norte Pioneiro growing region, which straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, one wouldn’t think the region is suitable for high quality coffee production but, the terroir is outstanding, and the unusual latitude is offset by moderate growing elevations, a broader range of seasonal temperatures and outstanding agricultural practices. Together these coffees combine to create a smooth and complex blend that pairs well with milk but also tastes great on its own.

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Equator Blend

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$20.00 / 12 oz.

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CHARACTERISTICS

ROAST

Medium Dark

BODY

Rich, Smooth

ACIDITY

Mellow

NOTES

Cedar, apricot, nutmeg

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Our namesake blend features coffees from some of the world’s best known growing regions. This crowd-pleasing blend is rich and smooth, highlighting a deep-toned Lintong coffee from small garden farms in the Lake Toba region of Sumatra, which offers nuances of sweet grapefruit and aromatic wood. This coffee, like most cultivated in Sumatra, is processed using the wet-hull method, contributing to its unique flavor profile.

Then, we add a fully washed coffee from Kenya that adds elements of brightness and helps bring out the flavor of other coffees in the blend. Kenya has one of the best systems for compensating the highest quality lots; registered buyers taste samples weekly and then compete at auction where the best tasting coffees are rewarded. Because the auction lots are so small, our partners purchase many lots of similar quality and then, through a complex grading process, create the consistency we need for use in the blend.

Another fully washed coffee from Colombia helps to round out the blend by adding silky hints of nut, milk chocolate and spice. The coffee comes from a cooperative called Cooperandes (or Cooperativa de los Andes) based in the Antioquia growing region. The coffee is grown by a group of smallholder farmers who live near the town of Jardín. The growers deliver dried parchment to the cooperatively owned dry mill, where it is evaluated for quality. The co-op then combines the growers’ coffees together and sorts it according to our specifications in order to maintain consistency.

We finish the blend with a natural processed coffee produced by our partners at Capricornio Coffees. Grown in Brazil’s Norte Pioneiro growing region, which straddles the Tropic of Capricorn, one wouldn’t think the region is suitable for high quality coffee production but, the terroir is outstanding, and the unusual latitude is offset by moderate growing elevations, a broader range of seasonal temperatures and outstanding agricultural practices. Together these coffees combine to create a smooth and complex blend that pairs well with milk but also tastes great on its own.

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Estabilished:

1995

Owners:

Helen Russell & Brooke McDonnell

Awards:

2016 National Small Business of the Year.

2010 Roaster of the Year - Roast Mag.

 2016 Good Food Awards Winner.

2013 1st Place winner Roasters Choice Awards.

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Roast Magazine's 2010 Roaster of The Year Award Winner!

Equator's commitment to a sustainable, transparent approach spans more than two decades. Today, Equator operates nine cafes predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored Equator by naming Equator the "National Small Business of the Year." Since their founding, Equator has been a leader in sustainability and social responsibility. In 2011, they formalized their commitment to sustainability by becoming a certified B Corporation, making it the first California coffee roaster to do so. Equator’s philosophy on coffee is built from a question: how do they create value from their perch in the coffee supply chain, standing at the intersection between local and distant coffee communities? It is this question that continues to frame their narrative as they strive to grow a business that values the stakeholders in both communities with respect for the people, the process, and the product. Equator believes that quality underlies economic and environmental sustainability, and this is the pillar of our approach. They support environmentally sound certifications, as well as practices that produce the highest quality coffee while securing a dignified life for those who produce it.

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