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Exciting Ethical Coffee News At Home and Around The World.

Get the latest coffee news from Amavida Coffee Roasters, the 2018 Roaster of the Year. Read, watch and learn about ethical coffee news and developments, new products and exciting community events in northern Florida.

Our responsibility to support sustainable specialty coffee transcends sourcing and serving good organic coffee. It also means providing our customers with sustainable coffee insights and information on how their purchases impact coffee farming families around the world.

Our commitment to spreading ethical coffee news and education also includes teaching our customers how to prepare their coffee and tea in exciting ways which coax out the products’ deep flavors. Learn more in our Brewing Instructions section.

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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Places To Go & People to See at SCA EXPO 2018

April 18, 2018 Posted in: Community, Events, On the Ground

Where can you find Amavida Coffee at Specialty Coffee EXPO 2018? Will we see you at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Association’s annual EXPO? We sure hope so! The Specialty Coffee EXPO is an excellent chance for coffee producers, importers, roasters, baristas and a wonderful variety of other industry partners to connect in person around the thing…

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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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Floriopolis: The Art of Community

January 19, 2018 Posted in: Art, Community, Local

THE ART OF COMMUNITY Floriopolis and their journey to inspire the community through art. Where there is art, there is culture. And where there is culture, there is a community. At Amavida, one of the fundamental reasons we love what we do is because of coffee’s ability to create a culture and bring people together….

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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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The Coffee Ride

October 27, 2017 Posted in: Community, Events

Heading out this morning for my morning “coffee ride”. Luckily, Fridays in the workplace typically have become the “casual day” or “dress down day”. Hopefully the week’s projects are almost finished and you can put a stamp on them. (Not sure if some know how to use a stamp anymore).  The Friday morning “coffee ride” is…

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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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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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The Good Neighbor

June 29, 2017 Posted in: Local, News & Media

This June we started using 100% local, organic milk! Now, not only do we have certified organic whole milk, but also our skim, 2%, and half&half are organic as well thanks to our neighbors at Working Cows Dairy. For us this is cause to celebrate! Working Cows Dairy, like Amavida Coffee, is a family with a strong…

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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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Decision-Making and the Actions of a B Corporation

November 30, 2016 Posted in: B-Corporation

Perhaps one of the most exciting parts about being a B-Corporation is the company we keep. More often than not, the missions these companies take on are larger than life and are often done in a way that rarely attracts much attention. Because doing good for the sake that it is the right thing to…

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