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Explore Coffee Origins, Coffee News, Coffee How To’s & So Much More!

Let’s talk coffee news, from the coffee origin to the best brewing methods. We invite you to explore our coffee blog to get stories about your favorite specialty coffee beans, straight from the source. Commitment to quality coffee also includes conversation about brewing equipment & innovative ways to craft the perfect cup.

We believe supporting sustainable specialty coffee transcends sourcing, roasting, and serving the best organic coffees. It also means connecting with coffee-enthusiast, like you, to share insights and understanding of how the coffee we select can impact coffee farming families
around the world.

Of course, this is more than a blog about understanding coffee. Here you can also find: stories from our local Florida communities, highlights about sustainable brands that inspire us, as well as, learning about local and industry events and how you can get involved.

Rebrand Announcement: New Look, Same Vision

December 11, 2018 Posted in: Local, News & Media

Hello Friend, Since our beginnings in 2004 we’ve aimed to create global impact, improving the lives of coffee producers through our work at Amavida. Our very name means “love life” and is a devotion to our origins and the experiences we hope to create for people within our producer, as well as local, communities. Today…

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The Story of Noli South & Their Self Love Kombucha

November 20, 2018 Posted in: Community, Local

The Birth of a Southern Magnolia One of the most “trendy” drinks is making its way through our 30A and Panama City Beach communities. With it’s mystical branding and a flavor-packed taste, Noli South is taking our community by storm. As an organic and locally produced “booch” we wanted to take some time to highlight…

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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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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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Loblolly Cycling’s 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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