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.

Our Products

  • Our origin coffees highlight the nuanced flavors that are unique to specific regions and geography. Enjoy exploring what each origin has to offer.
  • We work with seasonal coffee beans to draw the right flavors and traits out, achieving consistent 
  • Espresso is where our sourcing standards, blending strategy and roasting expertise meet - with 
  • The Congo Coffee Project was created in partnership with the Panzi Foundation to support the medical programs of Panzi Hospital in the D.R. Congo. 

Farmer Partners

  • SOPACDI

    Co-op Name: SOPACDI

    Location: South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    Number of Producers: 5,200; 20% are women farmers

    Certified: Organic, Fair Trade

  • Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union

    Name: Sidama Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union

    Location: Shebedino Woreda, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia

    Number of Producers: 85,000

    Founded: 2001

  • PRODECOOP

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

  • How to French Press

    Learn the secrets to a perfect French Press from Equal Exchange's Coffee Quality Coordinator, Mike Mowry.Get...

From the Blog

  • August 15, 2017

    Do you remember hearing about coffee leaf rust, or la roya, over the last few years? Coffee leaf rust is a fungus that has greatly impacted coffee production across the producer world in Central and South America during the last few harvest cycles. While it is not a new fungus, this most recent flare up has wreaked havoc on the household level across not only the Equal Exchange supply chain but throughout Latin America. Besides being a top-level crisis in and of itself, it also has helped to more fully reveal long-term challenges and problems in coffee supply chains.

    Carly Kadlec
  • August 8, 2017

    ​Twelve years ago this week, Equal Exchange began roasting after building the largest worker-owned coffee roasting operation in the U.S. ​- ​and maybe the world​. ​We import green (unroasted) coffee from small farmer co-ops and roast it, making it a direct, cooperative supply chain from farmers to Equal Exchange to you. ​The beans are roasted on two machines: the G120​, which was installed in 2005, and the R1​000, which came two years later.​​​ In July, we roasted an average of about 22,000 pounds of green coffee per day!

    Equal Exchange