I tried my first cup of Equator coffee a few years ago in Marin County, CA, which is where the company was founded in 1995. I remember being impressed, but chalked it up as one of those “I’ll do that when I’m traveling in the San Francisco area”, things.
A few weeks ago, I was sent a bag of their Mocha Java Blend and I was excited to see the bright red bag and distinct bold font that quickly jogged my memory back to sunny days in the bay area. However, “Mocha Java Blend” gave me the willies. Was this going to taste like some unfortunate mix of hot chocolate and dark roast coffee–please tell me no! Thankfully, it was anything but that dreaded blend.
This is a deep, bold, full bodied, complex cup, like nothing I’ve tasted before–simply put, it’s phenomenal. Instead of chocolate, I more tasted hints of pure cacao mingling flawlessly with baking spices. If you enjoy complex flavors such as aged cedar and deep fruit, you’ll love this coffee. If this sounds too bold or complex for you, it probably is, and you’ll probably hate it.
However, if “complex” sounds intriguingly delicious to you, grab yourself a bagand give it aproper brew–my take is that you’ll find yourself ordering this one again and again. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I received this bag from Mistobox, which is an excellent box subscription for any semi-adventurous coffee lover–click here to try it out!