Coffee

 

At Equal Exchange, our longstanding relationships with coffee co-ops allow us to source the best beans from each harvest. Then we carefully bring out the finest characteristics in these amazing coffee beans with each batch we roast.

Farmer Partners

  • SOPACDI is located in Kivu, DRC, an area that has been wracked by ethnic- and gender-based violence that has destroyed the local economy and all but virtually extinguished the coffee sector.

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  • The relationship between Equal Exchange and the farmers in northern Nicaragua has survived war, embargo, revolution, counter-revolution, and epic hurricanes.

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  • The Association of Small Coffee Producers, "Farmers' Hands" is an organization of small-scale coffee producers in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala.

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Our Products

  • Our origin coffees highlight the nuanced flavors that are unique to specific regions and geography, from fruity and complex Ethiopian beans, to balanced and chocolaty Peruvian ones. Enjoy exploring what each origin has to offer. 

  • Our skilled blending creates layered coffees that draw on complementary features from individual coffees. We work with seasonal coffee beans to draw the right flavors and traits out, achieving consistent and dynamic blend profiles. 
  • Espresso is where our sourcing standards, blending strategy and roasting expertise meet—with impressive results.

  • The Congo Coffee Project was created by Equal Exchange in partnership with the Panzi Foundation to support the medical programs of Panzi Hospital in the D.R. Congo. More

  • This limited edition offering is a light, smooth coffee from the buffer zone of the El Imposible National Park in El Salvador. 

Recipes

From the Blog

  • March 29, 2013·
    Cindy Mowry

    We are super excited to have the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) host its annual event in our backyard at the Boston Convention Center April 11-14, 2013. Many of us at Equal Exchange will be attending SCAA-related events throughout the week, and we’ll also be hosting a few events of our own.

    #coffee #fair trade
  • June 4, 2012·
    Beth Ann Caspersen

    Equal Exchange Quality Manager Beth Ann Caspersen took a coffee "Q Course" at the Coffee Quality Institute, then went through a two-year apprenticeship to become a Q Instructor so that she can teach the Q Course herself. She's one of 31 certified Q Instructors in the world.

    #coffee
  • April 1, 2013·
    Tom Hanlon-Wilde

    This July, exactly 10 years after taking a group of food co-op and natural foods store customers to visit with coffee farmers in the village of Coyona in Peru, our same group will return to to see first-hand the impact of Fair Trade.

    #co-ops #coffee #fair trade
  • December 6, 2012·
    Beth Ann Caspersen

    I was nervous about my trip to the D.R. Congo. A war has raged there on and off for decades, and heightened violence and political unrest in 2012 has left more than 500,000 people internally displaced. There was a brief lull in the violence during the month of October, so I took the opportunity to go visit our producer partners at SOPACDI and then make the journey across Lake Kivu to visit the Panzi Hospital.

    #coffee

Coffee Harvest Seasons