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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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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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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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Dan’s Trip with On The Ground Global in Chiapas, Mexico

January 9, 2013 Posted in: Coffee

To all, This is my first blog post and it is little intimidating, because I do not consider myself a great writer. Please indulge me as I express some of my views and feelings about our travels, growers, community, environment, and the wonderful employees that I am fortunate to work with each day. I have…

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