Equator Coffees

That realization inspired our founders to roast and sell coffee themselves from a Marin County garage in 1995. Coffee can be roasted better, brewed better and, most importantly, it can be sourced in a way that makes lives better. That garage became Equator Coffees and marked the beginning of a high-impact coffee company focused on quality, sustainability and social responsibility. Long before anyone thought coffee could embody any of those qualities.

After two decades, eight cafes and thousands of cups served, our impact has grown but our values remain the same.

Founded and operated by Helen Russell, DMSB’88