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 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
  • March 30, 2011·
    Beth Ann Caspersen

    Over the last few years I have written about shifting gender roles in the coffee industry; how women are moving into different positions of power and influence within their own communities and co-operatives. The change is slow, but I believe this systemic change begins with individual women and the opportunities that are available to them.

    #coffee

Coffee Harvest Seasons