Equal Exchange has never been one to think inside the box; even though we are a co-op, we don’t like to be cooped up. It all started back in 1986: we challenged the Reagan administration’s trade embargo against Nicaragua and succeeded in introducing the first fair trade coffee beans to the U.S.
Now, here we go again - our café on wheels is hitting the streets of the Hub! Who knew a trike could deliver fairly traded, locally-roasted, organic, served-in-a-compostable-cup, caffeinated euphoria?
So come find us, or maybe, just maybe, we’ll find you.
What is it?
The Equal Exchange Free Range Café is a coffee shop on 3 wheels, pedal-powered by passionate baristas.
Why a coffee trike?
Why not? It seems better than relying on gasoline.
Where did these amazing trikes come from?
These two souped-up wonders were custom built by our friends at Metro Pedal Power, in Somerville.
Where can I find one of these coffee trikes?
What do the trikes serve?
Delicious, organic, fairly traded Equal Exchange coffee, iced or hot. In the future we hope to offer tea, chocolate bars, espresso and a few baked goods.
When can I expect to see said trike on the road?
Now! Aliza runs Charles MGH, and we will add 1-2 more folks by mid-April.