At 226 Causeway St., the café is located between the historic North End and the TD Banknorth Garden, home of the reigning NBA champions – the Boston Celtics. A street-level storefront, the building houses many businesses and organizations in the floors above.
Cafés are one of a number of ways we hope to engage consumers more directly in the years ahead. Here on Causeway Street, we will be able to showcase the fruits of the enormous effort our farmer partners invest in growing the highest quality coffee, tea and chocolate. We hope from time-to-time to have special presentations from farmers as well as “cuppings” led by our roasting and quality control staff.
To supplement our directly sourced products and milk from local family dairy farmers, we will be supporting local independent businesses to provide fresh pastries and healthy light lunch offerings.
T-stop: North Station (Orange and Green Lines)
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 3pm
GRAND OPENING EXTRAVAGANZA
Tuesday, Feb. 10 thru Thursday, Feb. 12, Equal Exchange Café will be having its Grand Opening Extravaganza. We have made it through the holiday season, multiple snow storms and now we want to celebrate with you!
9-11am: Petsi Pie Bakery Demo & Sampling with Renee, founder and baker of the Somerville-based bakery. Try her delicious treats, served daily at the Equal Exchange Café.
12-2pm: Chocolate & Coffee Pairing with Beth Ann Caspersen, Equal Exchange Quality Control Manager, and Dary Goodrich, Chocolate Products Manager. Free and open to everyone!
4-5pm: Coffee Cupping & Tasting, featuring three medium-roasted coffees. Sign up at the Equal Exchange Café prior to the event – there is limited space! Cost is $10 and includes a pound of coffee to take home. Led by Beth Ann Caspersen, Equal Exchange Quality Control Manager, who has been with Equal Exchange for 12 years. She travels to origin to work with small farmer co-ops to source exceptional coffee for Equal Exchange, provide training seminars in specialty coffee and encourage a common cupping vocabulary.
9-11am: Glutenus Minimus Demo & Sampling with Natalie, the founder and gluten-free baker. Try her goodies, served daily at the Equal Exchange Café.
5-7pm: Grand Opening Reception with café baristas and Equal Exchange employees, friends and family. Stop in for door prizes and food from all of our local vendors, latte drink specials and a decaf drink special. Live music by the Grass Gypsies.
5-7pm: Coffee Brewing Class to learn about proper brewing, grinding and storage techniques for your favorite beverage. Led by Mike Mowry, Equal Exchange Quality Control Technician, who has been working in coffee for 8 years. Sign up at the Equal Exchange Café prior to the event – limited to 10 participants. Free!
Also featuring daily raffles – fill out a form at the café to enter.
Check the café web site for additional updates.
Organically grown. Fairly traded. Locally roasted. Consciously consumed.