Equator Coffees

Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees is an award-winning coffee roaster, retail operator and coffee farm owner headquartered in Marin County, CA. As a certified B Corp, Equator leads with a strong commitment to a sustainable, transparent approach that spans over two decades. Today, Equator operates seven retail cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area and has an expanding national wholesale business.

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3.6

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Manufacturing

Category

Food & Beverages

ESG/Ethical Impact

Equator was founded on the idea that what we do and how we do it matters. It’s been co-founders Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell’s life work and passion to apply that philosophy to coffee, to provide greater transparency into the coffee production process, as well as establish more equitable and sustainable practices in support of a better international coffee economy. As a B Corp-certified organization – our work is never done. There is no “finish line” when it comes to sustainability work. Instead, we choose to publish this annual report as a check-in with our community, and as a dialogue to share what we’re doing, what’s working, and where we hope to improve.In 2022, we roasted the first harvest of Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) coffee ever available produced by our partners in Nicaragua, Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples Sacaclí. This coffee was their first harvest with the ROC label after undergoing the extensive certification process. Regenerative Organic certification represents a more rigorous standard for organic agriculture, and a deeper commitment to soil health, animal welfare, and fairness for farmers and workers. 2022 was also a milestone for our long-term relationship with Mohktar Al-Khanshali, known as the “Monk of Mokha.” Equator was the first roaster to offer coffee from Mokhtar’s own farm Al-Khanshali Estate, deepening our relationship with Mokhtar and Port of Mokha.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$105,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.6

Customer Rating

4.2

Company Size

100-1000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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