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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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Staff Favorite: Hario V60

October 24, 2016 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee

My alarm goes off. I get out of bed. What’s my first thought? Oh yes, start boiling water so I can brew my morning coffee. That’s how I start most days, making a delicious cup of coffee with my Hario V60. In my mind, there’s no better way to brew a single cup of coffee…

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Discovering the Chemex

April 7, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

What is a Chemex? And how exactly does it work with coffee? About a month ago, I had absolutely no idea what this glass teepee-shaped device was nor how it worked, until a fellow co-worker showed me. He was preparing a Chemex demonstration for a local group at our cafe in Rosemary Beach one day….

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Coffee. Community. Culture. Chiapas.

March 28, 2016 Posted in: Coffee

We arrived in Chiapas, Mexico late on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 and stayed in the region until early the following Sunday, the 17th.  Amavida Coffee’s founder, Dan Bailey, operation manager, Colt Austin, my fiance, Mischa Pawlik and I were there on a delegation with the nonprofit On the Ground Global (OTG). We were there to…

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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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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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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 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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Martin Trejo’s Latte Art

February 13, 2013 Posted in: Coffee

Martin Trejo is Amavida’s Training & Development Coordinator and, boy, is he impressive! This guy can whip out flawless rosettas, hearts, and tulips with a smile on his face. We’re happy to have him. Check out this video of his latte art and see pictures below.   Thanks for reading!

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