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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.

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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B Corp Champions Retreat

November 19, 2015 Posted in: B-Corporation
Annually, the B Corp community comes together for a global gathering called the B Corp Champions Retreat. I attended the 2015 Retreat on behalf of Amavida Coffee and now it is my pleasure to share the experience with you. The B Corp Champions Retreat began in Portland, Oregon on October 13th. From there we were bussed... Read More

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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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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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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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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B Corp: Reasons To Retreat

September 9, 2015 Posted in: B-Corporation

B Corp Retreat There are 1,381 Certified B Corporations, in 41 Countries, across 121 industries, with 1 unifying goal – To redefine success in business. Annually, the B Corp Community comes together for a global gathering called the B Corp Champions Retreat. This October Amavida Coffee and Tea will attend the 2015 Retreat. Dan and…

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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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The Meaningful Change of B Corporations

January 21, 2015 Posted in: B-Corporation

B Corporation is a Force for Good My experience with a B Corporation has been pivotal in shaping my perspective and path for the future. During the last semester of my college career, I had the opportunity to intern at Amavida Coffee and Tea from December 2013 through May 2014. At this time, Amavida Coffee became…

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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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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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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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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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