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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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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... Read More

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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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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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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Clean Water Projects – Life Changing Work

January 9, 2013 Posted in: Coffee
To all, Mexico is amazing. Working on clean water projects is even more amazing! 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... Read More
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