Equal Exchange Espresso @ the Ballard Market

Fairly traded coffee, tea and chocolate. Local, organic ingredients. Artisan espresso. Oh, and a Slayer.

We serve the Ballard as your local experts on fair trade and delicious coffee!

As members of the Fair Trade Federation, we make the deepest commitment to 360° fair trade. We undergo rigorous screening and strive to create positive change through all of our work: socially, economically, and environmentally. We work with small farmers and artisans in holistic partnerships built on trust. These relationships go beyond ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions — they empower producers to strengthen their communities and grow their businesses sustainably.


Let's Party! And celebrate all the memories we've made here at Equal Exchange Espresso! We have all of you to thank for the last 10 years! See you on the 22nd! ALL AGES! Thanks Peddler Brewing Company for hosting :)

[12/07/16]   Need a little something to spruce up your home or office? We're giving away some of our lovely house plants today! Get one while they're hot (or at least not frozen).

Cocoa! Tea! Chocolate! We got it all! Come see us at Seattle U's Fair Trade Fair. We'll be in Campion Hall from 11:30 - 6!

Small business Saturday! Come say hi 👋 and support your local small businesses today! #smallbusinesssaturday #fairtradecoffee

Happy Thanksgiving! Come in and get a cup of coffee until 2 pm today! We are so thankful for our WONDERFUL customers!

An oldie and a goodie 😊 Past and present baristas of Equal Exchange. It has been an amazing 10 years!

All Cocoa is on sale for $5! In addition to our traditional hot cocoa, we have dark chocolate, spicy 🌶 and baking cocoa!

We are proud to serve our newest coffee, Harvest Moon from our Women in Coffee series. The Women at the COMSA farmer group in Honduras are amazing! Also, a HUGE thank you to Alison Booth Gribas and Domie Bourgeois for running this cafe for the last 10 years! #womenincoffee #equalexchange

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1400 NW 56th St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 5pm
Tuesday 6am - 5pm
Wednesday 6am - 5pm
Thursday 6am - 5pm
Friday 6am - 5pm
Saturday 7am - 6pm
Sunday 7am - 6pm
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