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3 Things You May Not Know About Equator Coffee

#GivingTuesday Callout: Equator Coffees & Teas

This year as part of #GivingTuesday, we are taking the opportunity to call out some of the donors who make our work possible EVERY day of the year.

Three Things You May Not Know: Equator Coffees & Teas

1. Equator is the roaster for the first-ever complete B-Corp certified coffee supply chain.

B-Corp-LogoIn 2011, Equator became the first Certified B-Corporation coffee roaster in San Francisco, and continues to be part of this global movement that redefines impact and success in business, while valuing everyone in the supply chain.

This year, Equator Coffee is working with two other B-Corporations—Sustainable Harvest (who are fellow Grounds for Health supporters) and New Seasons Market, a Portland-area grocery store—to create the first-ever complete coffee supply chain that is B Corp. Certified from crop to cup. Cool!

Since Equator is a woman-owned company, we look for opportunities to partner with organizations that focus on issues that are important to women. Grounds for Health is clearly such and organization. The fact that Grounds for Health works in coffee producing countries makes the match a perfect fit.

– Ted Stachura, Director of Coffee, Equator Coffees & Teas

2. Equator recently opened two more unique retail outlets in the Bay Area.

While Equator Coffees & Teas have been gracing the shelves of grocery stores since the ’90s, the company recently opened two more shops in the Bay Area to go along with its Proof Lab Surf Shop location: its flagship store in Mill Valley and a San Francisco store in the Tenderloin. These retail locations not only showcase Equator’s coffee and tea, but also feature a complete menu of homemade cuisine while taking an active role in the community. So if you’re in the Bay Area, stop by and grab a cup and a bite!

3. Equator’s Finca Sophia has earned Finalist status with the 2016 Good Food Awards!

Seven years ago, Equator purchased its Finca Sophia farm in Panama and planted it exclusively with Gesha. After many years of hard work from its dedicated team both stateside and on the farm, the coffee recently saw its first harvest … and immediately earned Finalist status with the Good Food Awards!

This coffee will be available for pre-sale in January ’16, so follow Equator to get some before it’s gone. You can also watch a video about the farm: Finca Sophia Panama 2014.

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About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is an international day when charities, families, businesses and individuals come together to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It takes place on the first Tuesday following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Tuesday.”


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