- About Us
"Equator Coffees has long focused on farmer relationships, as we believe a true partnership between farmers who work the land and artisan roasters can be tasted in the cup. We are delighted to find kindred spirits in TRACE Restaurant; farm-to-table is a sustainability concept that sophisticated Bay Area diners fully embrace, and this restaurant showcases its finest articulation. Our Equator Blend and new crop single origin coffees will find a true home at TRACE." - Brooke McDonnell, Co-Founder and Roastmaster
About Equator: San Rafael, CA-based Equator Coffees & Teas is a coffee roaster, tea purveyor and coffee farm owner offering distinctive micro-lot coffees and rare teas to fine restaurants, hotels and retailers. Obsessive attention to green coffee sourcing, uncompromising roasting expertise and a 15-year commitment to sustainability create a remarkable experience in every cup. A women-owned green business, Equator works tirelessly to empower every link of the supply chain, from growers and their communities around the globe, to the natural environment, through to coffee-lovers who savor taste and integrity in their Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffees. Ahead of the curve on climate change, Equator is proud to be one of the first companies in the nation to utilize the Loring Roaster, which reduces carbon emissions by 80% without compromising artisan quality. Equator has won numerous awards including Roast Magazine's Roaster of the Year (2010), the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Business (2010), National Association of Women Business Owners - Trail Blazer Award, San Francisco's Top 100 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Businesses (7 years in a row) and the Specialty Coffee Association's annual Roasters Choice Award (2009).
Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. They have been making tableware and tile for over a half-century right here in a Sausalito, California factory. The crew of 60 skilled craftsmen (many having been here for 20+ years) still makes every product on the premises, often utilizing the methods and techniques developed by the founder Edith throughout her life. Like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
BottleHood's recycled glassware is made from wine, beer, liquor and soda bottles recycled from restaurants, bars, homes and events in the community. The repurposed tumblers, juice glasses, vases, pendant beads and light fixtures are all eco-friendly products. Created out of a passion to create local jobs, stimulate our local retail economy and help our environment, BottleHood's success is a reflection of neighborhood sentiment and support for what BottleHood stands for... a pride in our neighborhood, our local craftsmen and entrepreneurs, and our social responsibility.
Luke Bartels is a San Francisco Bay Area based artisan dedicated to designing and hand-crafting unique and exceptional furnishings. Working primarily with locally salvaged and sustainably harvested hardwoods, Luke combines his sculptural aesthetic with the natural beauty of the materials to create elegant pieces that are warm and distinctive.
Natura Water is the cost-efficient, environmentally-friendly alternative to bottled water. Natura is the only water purification system of its kind that provides chilled sparkling and still water. The taste is guaranteed to please even the most discerning palate thanks to Natura's patented three-step purification system that eliminates impurities while retaining healthy, thirst-quenching minerals.