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Equatorial Traders

Equatorial Traders Ltd is a family owned trading company established in London in 1991.  

The company specialises in sourcing green coffee from across the coffee belt offering our customers a personal and customised service from crop to cup. 

The company is currently run by the 4th generation of a Gujarati family who began trading in Zanzibar during the early 1900’s. 

The previous generation was focused on coffee in Tanzania.  During the 1980’s they became the country’s largest green coffee exporter and just a decade later had built more than 25 washing stations; revolutionising the processing and quality of the coffee produced in Southern Tanzania.  

Today the company operates from new purpose-built offices in the vibrant and historic King’s Cross quarter of Central London providing bespoke coffee solutions to a global client base.

Our strength remains in our long-standing relationships – generated from our ability to find solutions to cover the requirements of both supplier and customer whilst upholding the highest standards to ensure our commitments are fulfilled seamlessly.
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Our Services
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Equatorial Traders offer a personalised service to cover all your coffee supply needs from sampling, pricing, storage and freight, including price risk management, blending and financing.

We retain a strong family culture and recognise that the people we work with, both inside and out, are integral to the growth and future of the coffee industry.  

We are wholly committed to adding value to the coffee supply chain and to be a partner of choice with all our stakeholders. 

We taste a wide range of coffees on a daily basis from our purpose-built cupping lab.  Through strict quality control standards and procedures we check the quality of our deliveries and contracts from processing to point of delivery; evaluating moisture, appearance, roast consistency and flavour to ensure we meet all of our customers’ expectations. 

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