Craig Hall

  • President and Co-Founder
  • Equator

Craig, alongside his wife, began their fairtrade coffee company in 1998. They started their own small coffee roasting business with the mission of being a fairtrade and organic and to changing the way people thought about doing business. Their hope is that Equator's persistence to have a successful business that is clearly trying to be socially responsible will inspire others to do their best. Their goal? They want their customers to feel the difference that fair business can bring to the world!

About This Talk

Craig will talk about the story behind Equator — and how a cup of coffee can change the world!

Meet our other speakers

The following individuals will also be speaking at the Ottawa Coffee Fest.
Learn more about them by clicking on their picture below.

Supporting a Great Initiative

A portion of Ottawa Coffee Fest’s proceeds will go to supporting Birch Bark Coffee Company’s water initiative for Ontario reserves. Through the sales of its coffee, the Birch Bark Coffee Company plans to take immediate action to elevate the on-going “Boiled Water Advisories” in Ontario and help the other provinces across Canada. For every 40 bags of coffee sold, they will be able to equip one home with a water filtration unit for their home.

They have collaborated with Can-Am Wellness to purchase their certified Belkcraft Four-Stage and Six-Stage Water Filtration Systems, and plan to install them at no cost to Indigenous families and communities suffering from poor water conditions on every reserve in Ontario.

For more information about Birch Bark Coffee Company, visit

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