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Organic Iced Teas Are The Stars Of The New Spring Menu

March 13, 2020 Posted in: Amavida Specials, Brewing, Local, Tea
To celebrate the return of warmer and sunnier days, we are launching our new spring menu! Organic Iced Tea Drinks Invented By Baristas A new menu means new possibilities! Our talented team of baristas used their skills and creativity to whip up a couple of new drink recipes that are sure to delight and prepare you... Read More

The Heart Of A Latte

February 11, 2020 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee, Environmental Stewardship, Roasting
You know the enticing aroma of your favorite latte being brewed while you take a seat at your local cafe? It’s a familiar scent that comforts most of us coffee drinkers. We love the smell, taste, and feeling a latte onsets after we take our first sip! From the fair trade coffee farms where the coffee... Read More

Inside the La Marzocco

February 15, 2019 Posted in: Brewing, Cafe Design, Coffee
  Meet A La Marzocco Work Of Art If you’re in any of our cafes, you know we love our La Marzocco Strada espresso machines. They’re powerful, efficient, and empower baristas to pull tasty, balanced shots. But there was one machine we just couldn’t get along with. The internal parts kept breaking. Shots just weren’t... Read More

Pour Over Please

January 25, 2019 Posted in: Brewing, Coffee

We admit, pour over coffee can seem pretty weird. We all have a moment of shock and confusion when we see baristas slowly pouring water over a cone to make a single cup of coffee for the first time. Well, it’s not just to look cool. Pour over brewing actually has a big impact on the flavor of your coffee—a pretty significant impact—which is why it has become such a popular coffee brewing method in the last decade.

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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... Read More

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... Read More

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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!... Read More

Staff Favorite: Hario V60

October 24, 2016 Posted in: Barista Favorites, 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... Read More

Discovering the Chemex

April 7, 2016 Posted in: Barista Favorites, Brewing, 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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Duo Coffee Steeper Review

October 12, 2015 Posted in: Barista Favorites, Brewing, 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: Art, Brewing, Cafes, Coffee, Events, Local

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: Brewing, 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: Art, Brewing, Cafes, Coffee, From the Director of 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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