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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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B-Corp and Me

February 2, 2016 Posted in: B-Corporation, Coffee, Fundraising

B-Corp and Me I’m selfish and that is why I love the B-Corp system. To help someone else brings me happiness, no matter how minor. Opening a door for a stranger to volunteering my time for a local initiative. Roll with me for a bit longer, I’ll do my best to confuse you more on…

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Nitro Cold Brew

January 25, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

I am sharing my thoughts on a new coffee product that is taking the coffee industry by storm: nitrogen infused cold brewed coffee. My initial impression was…skepticism. Seriously? Coffee enthusiasts must just be running out of ideas. I was going to need a lot of convincing. I mean, we’re all accustomed to the ebb and…

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What I’ve Learned About Coffee: Farming

December 22, 2015 Posted in: Coffee

If I’m just learning about coffee, what do I need to know first? : Farming Blog Post #1 of Many Coffee from my parents’ generation came from a can. The smell of coffee filled the house in the morning and became ambiguous with their morning routine. As knowledge about coffee began to become more important…

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Rebuilding Women’s Hope in the DRC

October 28, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Fundraising

Rebuilding Women’s Hope in the DRC, a profile of founder Marcelline Budza In May of 2015 I traveled to the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a member of On The Ground’s Run Across Congo to run 7 marathons in 7 days across the country. With every step I had to will myself to…

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Duo Coffee Steeper Review

October 12, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Tea

A coworker of mine recently purchased Fellow’s Duo Coffee Steeper. The brand new product, funded by a Kickstarter campaign (which recently became a B Corp), was very limited and is already completely sold out. They went unbelievably fast. Now, I’m here to share my experience with the shiny temptress herself, the Duo Coffee Steeper. The Duo brews…

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Update on COMSA from Coop Coffees

October 8, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, News & Media

Unfiltered: This Guy Has Rocked My World by Monika Firl Originally Posted October 8th, 2015 by Monika Firl/Coop Coffees I first met Oscar Omar Alonzo Aguilar and visited his coffee field, “Cual Bicicleta,” during my initial visit to Café Orgánico Marcala S.A. de C.V. (COMSA) in Honduras, together with my Coop Coffees colleagues “Equipo Feminino”  in early 2013. That…

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Solstice Runner: Casey Tindell

August 19, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Fundraising, News & Media
PROJECT CONGO On The Ground’s Project Congo concentrates on gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the DRC, the inferiority of women has always been embedded in the social system, and starvation, lack of healthcare, and rape are just a few issues that Congolese women face daily. Since... Read More

Run Across Congo: Why We Run

April 18, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Fundraising, News & Media

Originally Posted April 7th, 2015 by Nick Beadleston Casey Tindell Casey is the Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Outreach for Amavida Coffee in the Florida Panhandle. Casey ran in and helped organize the 2014 Winter Solstice Run in Florida, and has worked on numerous campaigns to support On The Ground’s work around the world. RAC- Why do…

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Run Across Congo featured by Roast Magazine

March 18, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Fundraising, News & Media

NGOs Promote Trade, Gender Equality as New Coffees Emerge from the DRC Originally Posted February 25th, 2015 by Nick Brown/Daily Coffee News A group of NGOs with ties to the Democratic Republic of Congo coffee industry is planning a series events in the Kivu region this May to drum up support for the reemerging sector, while…

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Amavida Coffee and Tea’s First Annual Latte Art Competition

June 4, 2014 Posted in: Coffee

The best and most experienced Amavida Coffee baristas were invited to compete in the First Annual Amavida Coffee and Tea Latte Art Competition: Jacob Thompson, Brian Hamrick, Sarah Shoot, and Phil Mercer. Smack talk began as soon as the competitors were notified, and all hands were busy practicing for the big day; May 17th, 2014…

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The Class of a Lifetime: My Trip to Chiapas, Mexico

May 1, 2014 Posted in: Coffee, Fundraising

Ohana Student Travels to Chiapas, Mexico From the beginning of my Entrepreneurship class with Amavida, I understood the creation of Café Pura was to raise funds to travel and give water to the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, but the extent of what was awaiting me was unfathomable. This experience was beyond what I could…

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A Life-Changing Trip to Chiapas, Mexico

April 17, 2014 Posted in: Coffee

Getting up before the day starts to begin the long journey to Chiapas, Mexico, I frantically sort through my clothes trying hard to narrow down what to take. I don’t know what to anticipate as I stand in line, sit, and wait. The weight of my carry-on digging into my right shoulder, no cell service…

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The Long-awaited Alpha Dominche Steampunk 2.1

November 6, 2013 Posted in: Coffee, Tea

For months now, Amavida employees have anxiously awaited the arrival of Amavida Coffee and Tea in Seaside’s brand new coffee brewing machine, the Alpha Dominche Steampunk 2.1. What an appropriate name for such a bold, sleek machine. If it were human, we just know it would rock a mohawk. The Alpha Dominche Steampunk is expected…

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