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Surf’s Up! New Equator Coffee Bar at Proof Lab Surf Shop

Posted on: 31-May-2013

We are excited to announce that our very first coffee bar is opening soon at Proof Lab Surf Shop in Mill Valley! Proof Lab is the Bay Area’s largest surf & skate shop. Located at Tam Junction in Mill Valley, their mission is to build an alternative retail model: one that is interactive, sustainable and community oriented. Proof Lab specializes in skateboarding, surfing, surf art, and music. Their retail offerings include everything you need for surfing and skateboarding, from high end gear to clothing and safety equipment. They also offer surf and skate camps and art workshops for families. For more information check out their website at
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Equator Takes 1st Place at the 2013 Roaster’s Choice Competition!

Posted on: 19-Apr-2013

We are pleased to announce that Equator Coffees & Teas has been awarded first place in this year's Roaster's Choice Competition! Sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Roasters Guild, the competition is designed to highlight the art and craft of specialty coffee roasting. The competition took place in April 2013 during the 25th Annual SCAA Exposition, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. There, our coffee earned the top score, as determined by an expert panel of judges, and was named the winner of the 2013 Roasters Choice competition.
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Equator Has A New Look!

Posted on: 17-Jul-2012

Equator Coffees & Teas is excited to announce a refreshing new logo, stylish new packaging and updated website design. Along with these changes Equator is introducing a completely redesigned 12-oz bag for retail packaged coffee to help increased freshness, as well as a new 2-lb bag for those who want more of our exceptional coffee.
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Capitalism's Changing Face: Meet the New Green Business Leaders

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

Leading independent news source,, reports on Equator Coffees: The Business of a Better World notes how Helen and Brooke’s green business leadership means an unshakable commitment to benefit all players at the Equator table, from coffee farmers through to warehouse employees. For BCorp Certification, every element matters: composting , the bag packaging, and the delivery vehicle all add up to a lighter impact on the earth; health insurance and profit sharing mean sincere respect for labor. Capitalism is changing, says Helen…
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Equator is Proud to Become a Certified B Corp

Posted on: 17-Feb-2012

Equator has joined a new and growing class of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations must meet comprehensive and transparent performance standards that measure a company’s impact on its employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. We’ve always taken a holistic approach to our business by considering the impact of our decisions on all of our stakeholders. Read more about how B Corporation Certification formalizes our approach to business.
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San Rafael-Based Equator Coffees Wins Prestigious Good Food Award

Posted on: 13-Jan-2012

Equator Coffees and Teas, a women-owned, San Francisco Bay Area roaster of premium, single origin coffees announces that its Ethiopian FTO Watadera was chosen as the Northern California Good Food Award winner by a panel of 13 distinguished coffee experts.
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