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Equator to open San Francisco location

Posted on: 03-Jul-2014

Equator Coffees & Teas has signed a lease on their first San Francisco retail location at 986 Market Street (between 5th and 6th streets) in the historic Warfield Building.
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Equator Coffees rides retail wave

Posted on: 23-Sep-2013

The founders of Equator Coffees & Teas, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell, waited almost two decades to set up their own retail store. But when they found the right place to do it, they made sure it was a unique opportunity.In June, Equator opened a coffee bar in Proof Lab, a surf and skate shop in Mill Valley.
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Equator's New Spot Offers Good Coffee and a Quick Getaway

Posted on: 10-Sep-2013

Now that Indian summer is in full swing, it's prime time to start squeezing the most out of all the warm weekends you have left. In most ways, the city has the local monopoly on good coffee, but happily, there's a new spot just north that's doing a bang-up job of squaring our love of the good joe with a need to get away. The spot is Equator Coffee and Tea's new branch at the Mill Valley Proof Lab Surf Shop.
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Marin Magazine’s Editors’ Choice 2013 features Equator Coffees & Teas

Posted on: 08-Aug-2013

Marin Magazine names Equator Coffees & Teas a "Conscientious Cup" for our commitment to sustainability and creating a coffee that "tastes amazing and customers can feel good about drinking."
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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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