Here at Best Quality Coffee, we're always on the hunt for the latest coffee gems. In our pursuing this noble quest, we recently came across a specialty coffee company called Equator Coffee. After reaching out to them, they happily sent us some of their most popular coffee for a full review. In researching this company, I came across many glowing Equator Coffee reviews online. I was looking forward to seeing just how accurate or inaccurate these reviews were.
The following Equator Coffee review will cover a number of aspects of one of their most popular blends: The Equator Blend.
Equator Coffee Reviews: Aroma
Let's first start with the aroma. For some coffee lovers out there, the aroma is almost just as important as the taste. As I opened the bag of Equator Coffee, I was treated to a deliciously strong fragrance that filled my kitchen and living room. I left my home for about 3 hours earlier today. When I returned, the same lovely coffee smell still permeated my home. My nose has encountered many wonderful coffee aromas in its lifetime. But this is one of those rare times when my olfactory senses experienced literal bliss.
This blend is a mix of Sumatran, Kenyan, and Colombian coffee. In my experience, some blends taste like they were a random assortment of coffee flavors. Others seem like the bean choices were very intentional. Equator Coffee was definitely deliberate and careful about how their Equator Blend was made.
The end result is what I would call a masterpiece.
It delivers distinctly balanced notes of cedar, apricot, and nutmeg. However, these aren't just loosely descriptive words. I could really taste each of these separate flavors with each sip. They're as pronounced as they are balanced. It's a rare thing when the tasting notes match up so closely with my own personal experience. When this happens, it shows me the company's resident coffee geniuses know what they're doing.
I'd describe this coffee as being medium body with a really alluring flavor. I've had single origin versions of Sumatra, Colombian, and Kenyan before. But I've never had them blended in such a special way. It's a combination of flavors that's a taste all by its self.
The Equator Blend is a smooth coffee with a refined finish that sits on the tongue long after you've finished sipping your coffee.
More recently, I've been drinking dark roasts that have been ultra smooth. It was welcomed change to be able t enjoy a fine medium / dark roast that expresses some many of the natural flavors of the coffee beans.
I honestly can't say enough about this specific blend. Dare I say that this is coffee is in my top 10 all time blends.
It's worth noting that Equator Coffee comes in 100% plant-based packaging.
Equator Coffee Specialty Instant Coffee?
As a bonus, Equator Coffee sent over a few packs of their instant specialty coffee. I know there are many who would balk at the thought of instant coffee. But I'd say give it a chance. It's a growing industry and the technology to create instant coffee has grown leaps and bounds since the early days.
They didn't know this at the time, but I've been personally interested in this niche for some years.
Anyways, Equator Coffee happens to also offer some of the best instant specialty coffee I've ever tried. And I've tried a lot. Sometimes instant specialty coffee brands can get the taste right but get the body and texture wrong. Other brands miss the mark for taste but body and texture right. I'm happy to say that Equator Coffee got all three metrics right and has produced an impressive cup of instant coffee that I'd drink any day, any time.
Conclusion: Equator Coffee Reviews
In conclusion, as I sit here drinking my second cup of Equator Coffee for the day, I've personally found the hundreds of positive Equator Coffee reviews out there to be indeed correct. This is a special coffee, one that I think really captures the spirit and quality of the Third Wave Coffee movement. If you're a coffee lover who takes his or her coffee seriously, you should definitely consider grabbing a bag or two of Equator Coffee. You won't be disappointed.
Final Equator Coffee Rating:
Over the years, we've had the opportunity to review many premium and even ultra-premium coffees. Every now and then we review a coffee that exceeds our 5 star scale on multiple metrics such as taste, aroma, body, packaging, and customer service. For these rare coffee masterpieces, we award them with our Best Quality Coffee Editor's Choice Award.