24 Jan '13, 6pm

Barista Nation Stories: Equator Coffee’s Remarkable Work In Panama @equatorcoffees @baristanation @davidrioSF

Barista Nation Stories: Equator Coffee’s Remarkable Work In Panama @equatorcoffees @baristanation @davidrioSF

The event kicked off with a stirring lecture from Equator Coffee & Tea’s co-founder Helen Russell, who began her career in coffee in the early 90s alongside her partner Brooke. From cafe owners to founders of a wholesale specialty coffee roaster, Brooke and Helen’s careers have led them to the beautiful sleepy hills of San Rafael, where Equator is based, a quiet town in Marin County just north of San Francisco. Relationship coffee is a core value of Equator’s ethos, and frequent trips to producing countries were not uncommon for the two as they built out their niche in the Bay Area coffee community. Their passion and dedication ascended to another level in 2007, when the pair teamed up with Willem and Katherine Boot and went in search for a coffee farm in Central America.

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