Equator Journal

Meet the Maker- George McCalman

Meet the Maker- George McCalman

We recently sat down with George McCalman, the maker behind our B'Cause Blend Bundle. We’ve been fans of George McCalman for years. He is an incredibly talented artist who’s raw,...

Home Brewer Maintenance 101

Home Brewer Maintenance 101

One of the key attributes we look for when evaluating the quality of good coffee is its clarity of flavor. But if the equipment you are using to make coffee...

Colombia La Cristalina - coffee cherries

Voices From Colombia

Questions and Answers About the Recent Protest in Colombia In recent weeks we have been hearing media reports and personal stories from our friends, farmer partners and coffee industry associates in...

Equator's Commitment to Decaf

Equator's Commitment to Decaf

There was a time when decaffeinated coffee was simply the byproduct of the caffeine extraction process. Those days are long gone, and now we find an entire industry dedicated to...

Coffees of the Peruvian Andes

Coffees of the Peruvian Andes

Although Peru often ranks in the top ten largest coffee producing countries in the world, it is completely overshadowed by its powerhouse neighbors. Ranking numbers one and two in world...

The Road to B-Corp Certification

The Road to B-Corp Certification

Prior to starting Equator Coffees in 1995, Brooke and I ran two coffee carts in the Bay Area. Business was good, but as we grew, so did our desire to...

The Origin of Coffee

The Origin of Coffee

Why does origin matter when it comes to great coffee? The easy answer is flavor but we would be remiss to overlook the craftspeople and communities around the world that...

Proof Lab, Our First Baby

Proof Lab, Our First Baby

My weekends don’t feel complete without a trip to our cafes. I hop on my bike and take the long way between our Marin stores. At each location, I stop...

Coffee Processing Explained

Coffee Processing Explained

We’ve written previously on the meaning of “coffee origin” and it’s instrumental role in shaping coffee flavor. That term is often associated with the country and locale where a given...

Equator Radio | Vol. 1

Equator Radio | Vol. 1

The year is coming to a close and we wanted to share our favorite jams that helped get us through all the good times, bad times, and running low on...