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

  • The members of CIRSA come primarily from two main ethnic groups, Tzotzil and Tzeltal; if Spanish is spoken at all, it is spoken as a second language.

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  • Formed in 1994, Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH) is a coffee co-operative in the southern highlands of Chiapas, Mexico.

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  • CEPCO was founded in 1989 in the midst of a severe crisis in Mexico's coffee industry. Originally formed through the efforts of more than 7,400 small coffee producers, today CEPCO is the largest association of small coffee producers in Oaxaca.

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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 18, 2014·
    Beth Ann Caspersen

    March is Women’s History Month–the perfect time to highlight a new initiative that I helped create: Java Jog for a Cause. The co-founders and I started out as a small group of women in coffee that serendipitously came together through our mutual interests: coffee, and in particular, women in coffee. We wanted to find a meaningful way to highlight the important role that women play in coffee and pair that with health and fitness.

    #coffee
  • May 7, 2014·
    Carly Kadlec

    #environment
  • April 25, 2014·
    Sara Fiore

    Coffee lovers are discerning people, and there’s a lot to say about its many flavors, aromas, and origins – but one of the biggest differences between coffees is most striking before it even reaches your cup.

    #coffee #environment
  • 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

Coffee Harvest Seasons