Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator's commitment to a sustainable, transparent approach spans more than two decades. In 2011, Equator formalized its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first California coffee roaster to become a certified B Corporation. Today, Equator operates seven retail cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area and has an expanding national wholesale business, as well as partners with Michelin star chefs. Equator co-owns Finca Sophia, a world renowned farm that has twice won Best of Panama in 2017 and 2020 as well as a Good Foods Award. For the last 15 years in a row, Equator has remained on The San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses and was the first LGBTQ Certified business to win the National SBA Small Business of the Year.
Whether you prefer a dark roast with notes of caramel and chocolate or a light roast that’s bright and almost tea-like, Equator has a flavor profile to please all palates. All Equator coffee is sourced ethically, roasted expertly, and shipped fresh, for optimal brewing.