Coffee can be better. That realization inspired our founders to purchase a table-top 2.5 kilo Petroncini Roaster and embark on a journey to roast and sell coffee from a Marin County garage in 1995. They believed coffee could be roasted better, brewed better and, most importantly, it could be sourced in a way that makes lives better. Those early days in the garage marked the beginning of a high-impact coffee company focused on quality, sustainability and social responsibility. After 25 years, eight cafes and thousands of cups served, our impact has grown but our values remain the same.
Equator Coffees is an award-winning coffee roaster, retail operator and coffee farm owner headquartered in Marin County, CA. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator’s commitment to a sustainable, transparent approach spans more than two decades. In 2011, Equator formalized its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first California coffee roaster to become a certified B Corporation.