Novato Women Embark on Enterprise with Coffee Farm in Panama

Jun 1, 2009 5:09 AM ET

First they sold it, now they'll grow it. Equator Estate Coffees & Teas in San Rafael, a wholesale coffee company, has purchased a 47-acre undeveloped coffee farm in Panama. Named Finca Sofia, the land in the Panamanian highlands near the town of Cerro Punta was purchased for an undisclosed sum by Equator co-founders and Novato residents Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell with their partner, Willem Boot, a Mill Valley resident and international coffee entrepreneur. Read the full article here:

Michael Straus
Straus Communications