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Forged In Nature

September 16, 2017 Posted in: Environment, 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…

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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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The Lost Creek

December 12, 2016 Posted in: Fundraising, News & Media

It’s a hot, balmy afternoon in August and I just got home from work. I needed to check my email, which at times can be a process because as a Waterkeeper, you have several email accounts. Some are set up for information, some are set up to report pollution and others are set up for…

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Whole Greater Than Its Parts

February 11, 2016 Posted in: Events, Fundraising

Running 40 miles is an absurd distance. Just consider for a moment what 40 miles is. That is, on average, 80,000 steps or 211,200 feet. If the average person started walking that distance, it would take about 13 hours to complete. For the 40 mile run I am referring to, unlike other long distance races,…

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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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Dec. 4th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Silent Auction

November 4, 2015 Posted in: Events, Fundraising

AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS DECEMBER 4TH, 6:00 PM Amavida Coffee – Rosemary Beach UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY & SILENT AUCTION No matter how tacky, itchy, and overly festive some may think Christmas sweaters are, we want to celebrate every inch of green, red, and jingley bells. Deck the halls, don your gay apparel,…

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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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Bailey Miller Art Show to Benefit Nicole Paloma’s #Love_Sewn

October 8, 2015 Posted in: Events, Fundraising

Amavida Coffee – Rosemary Beach is proud to host Perfection is a Moving Target, an art exhibit by Bailey Miller from October 8th – November 18th. 100% of proceeds from this exhibit will go to Nicole Paloma’s #Love_Sewn, which works to promote personal growth and sustainability both for homeless women and women recovering from addiction. Mission:…

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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…

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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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Solstice Run Fundraiser & Virunga Film Screening

November 20, 2014 Posted in: Fundraising

You are invited to a unique fundraising event and film screening on December 6th at 6:00 PM. The event will take place in the most recent project by architect Faisal Syed, a beautifully designed home in Rosemary Beach. Admission is just $20 and every bit of it is donated directly to the Winter Solstice Run participant of…

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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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Ohana Institute’s Cafe Pura

November 6, 2013 Posted in: Fundraising

Cafe Pura consists of four high school students- Sophie, Hannah, Carlton, and Coy- of the Ohana Institute in Rosemary Beach, Florida. These four students are undertaking an enormous challenge as a part of their Entrepreneurship class; they are working to create and run a non-profit organization. The goal of Cafe Pura (meaning “pure coffee”) is…

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