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Our Carbon Neutral Journey

September 11, 2019 Posted in: B-Corporation, Environmental Stewardship
Everyone’s lifestyle affects our environment. The way you go about your day affects CO2 levels in our atmosphere which contributes to climate change. After calculating our carbon footprint, we decided to set a goal to become carbon neutral. But what does it mean to be carbon neutral? Allow me to explain carbon neutrality, what we... Read More

Do Away with Single-Use Plastic Straws

August 21, 2019 Posted in: Community, Environmental Stewardship, Local
Ending Single-Use Plastics Over the last decade, chefs and foodies the world over have become more conscious of what they are putting on their plates and into their mouths. Organic, local, free-range, wildcrafted, heirloom, all-natural; these are all terms no longer foreign or confusing to consumers. They have become definitive of the awareness consumers have... Read More

Producer Spotlight: Fondo Paez

April 19, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Environmental Stewardship
In 2005, Amavida bought coffee from the Fondo Paez cooperative for the first time. In 2019, we bought coffee from the group for the fourteenth year, making this one of our longest-running coffee grower partnerships. It’s time you get to meet the Fondo Paez Cooperative and get to know the power of collective impact in coffee.... Read More

Crossroads: Coffee Review and Collective Impact

March 18, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Environmental Stewardship
At the time of writing, the “coffee market” price for a pound of coffee is sitting at $0.94. The price has been dangerously low for months now—a complex issue of global trade and economics—and it’s making it difficult for many farmers to even break even. Thankfully, there’s already a big effort to fight for sustainable... Read More

Forged In Nature

September 16, 2017 Posted in: Environmental Stewardship, Fundraising, Local
Looking back and reminiscing on all my expeditions I realize each one has taught me life lessons. They have been preparing me to deal with hard times and not just mine but to help give strength to the ones I love through theirs as well. This last trip we had an amazing team, that came... Read More