The Places

Community Supports Equator Pop-Up

November 22, 2013

I have little patience for lines. I’m the one who surveys the lines at the grocery store and is quick to jump from one line to another if the one I’m in is moving at a snail’s pace. I’m the one who maneuvers the back roads, heading over the hill to avoid morning traffic standstill […]

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Joebella Coffee Roasters – Atascadero, CA

October 24, 2013

For this installment of our Cafe Reviews, we suggest taking a ride in California’s Central Coast and stopping in at Joebella Coffee and Tea in San Luis Obispo County. You’ll enjoy great vistas and some delicious espresso.  by Joseph Matye, creator of I still had a satisfied feeling from my Harmony Cafe visit only an hour […]

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Equator Coffees & Teas to Open in Iconic LaCoppa Coffee Location in Mill Valley

October 16, 2013

LaCoppa Coffee Company, which operated as Bonita Coffee Company in the early 2000s, recently closed its doors in its iconic Downtown Mill Valley, CA location, making way for a January opening of the newest Equator Coffee shop. This will be the second retail shop for the San Rafael, CA-based roaster, which opened a location this […]

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MAISON CAMUS: From Cognac to Coffee

September 27, 2013

Globally known for its luxury Cognacs for 150 years, CAMUS is the last independent, family-owned Cognac house. The success of the previous five generations has propelled CAMUS’ newest venture: specialty coffee. Known as MAISON CAMUS, the coffee is made from only the top 5% of all 100% High Grade Arabica beans. It is grown sustainably at […]

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Cafe Review: Handsome Coffee Roasters – Los Angeles

September 23, 2013

Level: by Joseph Matye, creator of Let me just say…If you love coffee but your not sure about Los Angeles, Handsome Roasters may change your mind. Handsome Coffee Roasters is located in the Arts District, near Little Tokyo, in downtown Los Angeles. So…time for a road trip. I am old school, so I checked an […]

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Coffee Culture Around the World

September 16, 2013

This week Coffee Universe takes you on a quick journey around the world with this post written by Malika Sharma, a marketing assistant and procurer for, a leading online retailer of commercial coffee machines and ingredients. Based out of Leeds in the United Kingdom, the company also sources and roasts its own blend of beans. In […]

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Jungle Luv from Dark Matter Coffee

August 26, 2013

It’s a limited edition coffee we’re highlighting this week. From Chicago-based Dark Matter Coffee, a premier artisan roaster in Chicago, we suggest the Jungle Luv blend Utilizing complexities of a dry processed Ethiopia and wet-hulled Sumatra, they played with vibrancy and depth to create a cup with tropical highlights to pair with heavy, rich body. […]

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Cleveland Coffee

August 6, 2013

During a recent visit to Cleveland to visit my family, I took a few breaks to head out into the city (and suburbs) to enjoy some coffee. Here is a rundown of the handful of cafes I had the chance to visit.       Van Roy Coffee Co. 4569 Spring Rd. Brooklyn Hts., OH […]

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Rockin’ & Roastin’ Organic Coffee Line

July 26, 2013

This week, we turn to the rocking world for our Coffee of the Week highlight, with the collection of three coffees under the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee from Joey Kramer, drummer of the legendary Aerosmith. Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee’s sustainable practices support a wide diversity of plant and animal life by providing food and shelter […]

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El Salvador Las Delicias Pacamara

July 17, 2013

This week, I’ve been drinking a delicious El Salvador Finca Las Delicias from Water Avenue Coffee. Finca Las Delicias is owned and operated by the Menendez family of El Salvador and produces some of their premier Pacamara lots.  It sits on the slopes of the extinct Cerro Las Ranas Volcano in Atiquizaya province.  This lot is […]

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