Food & Beverage
Equator Coffee Roasters
Equator Coffee Roasters has been roasting, delivering, and serving fresh, fair trade, organic coffee since 1998.
Websitehttp://www.equator.ca Equator Coffee Roasters1 Elgin St.,Downtown Rideau,
Downtown Rideau,Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5W1 Get Directions
Ottawa has its fair share of locally based coffee roasters and our Downtown Rideau Equator is one stellar example, serving top of the line espresso based drinks and delicious fresh baked goods. They have three locations: the headquarters in Almonte where you’ll find their roastery, café, and training centre, as well as two Ottawa cafés. Naturally we’re partial to this lovely addition to the National Arts Centre.
Caleb Schaefer, Café Manager and pictured here far left, prides himself on creating a welcoming atmosphere and building relationships with his regular customers, whether they be long-lasting with residents or those more fleeting with international visitors.
Equator, awarded the 2016 Best Ottawa Business Award for Performance in Philanthropy, has quickly become a hub for everyone in Downtown Rideau to meet friends for a latte, carry out business meetings or just chill all day enjoying the lovely, light-filled space while getting work done.
Caleb cites his artistic side as inspiration for his work, explaining that “as baristas we have the responsibility to craft each individual drink for every single customer and we take a lot of pride in our work; with that we always try to get to know all of our customers and show that we care about what we are doing in our downtown community.” He certainly showed that artistic side by way of a gorgeous swan swimming atop one of the most delicious lattés I’ve ever tasted.
An ‘ideal customer’ for Caleb is someone who takes time to chat with he and his team, gets a coffee to stay and enjoys all that the National Art Centre has to offer!