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Two Kenyan Coffees, from One Farm

November 19, 2018 Posted in: Coffee

October was a milestone month here at Amavida. For the first time ever, we received two different Kenyan coffees from the same farm—Nyeri Hill—and they taste very different. Nyeri Hill AA Nyeri Hill AB Their names are the exact same minus one letter. The packaging is nearly identical. They both are even sourced from the…

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The French Press Effect

November 7, 2018 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee

Coffee Bean Suggestions From Coffee Pros What’s different about making french press coffee compared to regular coffee pots? Does it work with any coffee, or are there specific coffees that taste better in a french press? We receive these two questions regularly in our cafes, so we thought we’d spill the beans in a quick…

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Cold Brew Coffee: Selecting The Right Beans

September 21, 2018 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee

What types of beans make the best cold brew coffee? How do you select the coffee you use in your coffee shops? Have any suggestions for which of your beans to buy? These are questions we get frequently in the cafes, so we figured it’s time to divulge our strategy for how we pick the…

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New Offering: Coffee Subscriptions

August 24, 2018 Posted in: Coffee

You’ve had the chance to buy our specialty coffee by the bag online for years, but after receiving many requests over the last few months, we figured it is finally time to create a simpler, more diverse experience for you: fresh coffee subscriptions. We’ve divided up our coffee subscriptions into three options: Trekker, Reserve, and…

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Let’s Talk Custom Tamps

June 23, 2018 Posted in: Coffee

Baristas in specialty coffee, though outfitted with a high level of craftsmanship, work some early hours, wear a lot of hats in cafes, and are generally over-caffeinated (yes—it’s possible). We wanted to dedicate a blog to honoring our hard-working, highly skilled baristas by highlight a fun way we love to give back: custom tamps. The…

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The Joys of Roaster of the Year

May 31, 2018 Posted in: Coffee, Community, News & Media

  We could really make this a braggy piece about “Roaster of the Year,” what that means, why we won, why we are so incredibly rad at what we do, but you know… that’s not our style.   Instead of writing about the joys of winning an award like Roast Magazine‘s Roaster of the Year…

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Why We Paid In Goats For Our New Coffee: Burundi Nemba

March 15, 2018 Posted in: Coffee, Community

Sourcing specialty coffee is typically a fairly straightforward process, but every now and then you come across specialty coffee beans that you have to jump through some hoops for. Our latest offering, Burundi Nemba, was one of these oddities. We collaborated with Kickapoo Coffee to find and source this specialty coffee through a local Burundian exporter,…

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To Cream or Not to Cream?

December 13, 2017 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee, Community

We live in a world where a person can order a coffee in just about anyway you can think of. From as simple as black coffee, to adding flavored sweeteners, spices, pumpkins, condensed milk, and even…dare we say it, butter! For a lot of people, it’s all about the luxurious and satisfying texture of CREAM!…

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Muungano Means “Togetherness”

September 4, 2017 Posted in: Coffee, Community, On the Ground

With a medium body and notes of citrus, dark chocolate, and bergamot, our Project Congo coffee, produced by the Muungano Cooperative, does more than tantalize taste buds! Together, we can break the chains of inequality and bring prosperity to communities across Congo!   Learn more about our efforts through http://onthegroundglobal.org

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New Building with New Beginnings

August 10, 2017 Posted in: B-Corporation, Coffee, Local, News & Media

This is not just an article about a building or a business, it’s an article about the caffeinated soul of this brand and years of love over this magic bean we call coffee. A bean that not only brings life (EVERY MORNING), but one that sparks ideas and passion. One that provides energy and invigorates….

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Project Congo on Equality

August 8, 2017 Posted in: Coffee, On the Ground

Each cup of coffee we enjoy has an affect on the world. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Muungano Cooperative or tasted our Project Congo coffee. Together with Project Congo we can support gender equality and empower coffee farming families in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   To learn more, visit: http://onthegroundglobal.org/project-congo/  

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Renewing Prosperity With Project Congo

July 25, 2017 Posted in: B-Corporation, Coffee, Fundraising, Local

A better world is being formed out there – and we want to share it with you. We’ve sourced a fine coffee through Cooperative Coffees and the Muungano Cooperative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This 89-point offering has a lemongrass tingle, a deep dark chocolate flavor, and a pleasant bergamot acidity. But this coffee is…

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Staff Favorite: Hario V60

October 24, 2016 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee

My alarm goes off. I get out of bed. What’s my first thought? Oh yes, start boiling water so I can brew my morning coffee. That’s how I start most days, making a delicious cup of coffee with my Hario V60. In my mind, there’s no better way to brew a single cup of coffee…

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Cooperative Coffees: A Coffee Family

October 5, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

When you think of what a family is, what is your first initial thought? Maybe your mom, dad, a sister or a brother? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines family as a “specific group of people that may be made up of partners, children, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.” Although there are many definitions of what…

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The Power of Coffee

May 31, 2016 Posted in: B-Corporation, Coffee

A lot of energy goes into crafting coffee. From roasting and production, to grinding and brewing, we are dependent on electricity to serve and enjoy this delicious drink each day. At Amavida Coffee it is our mission to continually seek ways to reduce harm to the environment. We work to track and reduce energy uage,…

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Discovering the Chemex

April 7, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

What is a Chemex? And how exactly does it work with coffee? About a month ago, I had absolutely no idea what this glass teepee-shaped device was nor how it worked, until a fellow co-worker showed me. He was preparing a Chemex demonstration for a local group at our cafe in Rosemary Beach one day….

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Coffee. Community. Culture. Chiapas.

March 28, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

We arrived in Chiapas, Mexico late on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 and stayed in the region until early the following Sunday, the 17th.  Amavida Coffee’s founder, Dan Bailey, operation manager, Colt Austin, my fiance, Mischa Pawlik and I were there on a delegation with the nonprofit On the Ground Global (OTG). We were there to…

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Espresso Cortado

February 15, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

Sometimes going to a café can be rather overwhelming. There are a ton of drinks that are titled “Traditional” but often more than not, there’s no information on these drinks unless you ask for it. Even then there’s more confusion because coming from a standpoint where you don’t know what anything is except that coffee…

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