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Places To Go & People to See at SCA EXPO 2018

April 18, 2018 Posted in: Community, Events, On the Ground
Where can you find Amavida Coffee at Specialty Coffee EXPO 2018? Will we see you at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Association's annual EXPO? We sure hope so! The Specialty Coffee EXPO is an excellent chance for coffee producers, importers, roasters, baristas and a wonderful variety of other industry partners to connect in person around the thing... Read More

Muungano Means “Togetherness”

September 4, 2017 Posted in: Coffee, Community, On the Ground, Sourcing
With a medium body and notes of citrus, dark chocolate, and bergamot, our Project Congo coffee, produced by the Muungano Cooperative, does more than tantalize taste buds! Together, we can break the chains of inequality and bring prosperity to communities across Congo! https://amavida.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Muungano.mp4   Learn more about our efforts through http://onthegroundglobal.org Read More

Project Congo on Equality

August 8, 2017 Posted in: Coffee, On the Ground
Each cup of coffee we enjoy has an affect on the world. Perhaps you've heard of the Muungano Cooperative or tasted our Project Congo coffee. Together with Project Congo we can support gender equality and empower coffee farming families in the Democratic Republic of Congo. https://amavida.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Project-Congo-on-Equality.mp4   To learn more, visit: http://onthegroundglobal.org/project-congo/ Read More

Renewing Prosperity With Project Congo

A better world is being formed out there - and we want to share it with you. We’ve sourced a fine coffee through Cooperative Coffees and the Muungano Cooperative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This 89-point offering has a lemongrass tingle, a deep dark chocolate flavor, and a pleasant bergamot acidity. But this coffee is... Read More

Coffee. Community. Culture. Chiapas.

March 28, 2016 Posted in: Coffee, Community, On the Ground, Sourcing

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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Whole Greater Than Its Parts

February 11, 2016 Posted in: Community, Events, Fundraising, On the Ground

Running 40 miles is an absurd distance. Just consider for a moment what 40 miles is. That is, on average, 80,000 steps or 211,200 feet. If the average person started walking that distance, it would take about 13 hours to complete. For the 40 mile run I am referring to, unlike other long distance races,…

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B-Corp and Me

February 2, 2016 Posted in: B-Corporation, Coffee, Fundraising, On the Ground

B-Corp and Me I’m selfish and that is why I love the B-Corp system. To help someone else brings me happiness, no matter how minor. Opening a door for a stranger to volunteering my time for a local initiative. Roll with me for a bit longer, I’ll do my best to confuse you more on…

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Rebuilding Women’s Hope in the DRC

October 28, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Fundraising, On the Ground

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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Solstice Runner: Casey Tindell

August 19, 2015 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Fundraising, News & Media, On the Ground
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, On the Ground

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, On the Ground

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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Solstice Run Fundraiser & Virunga Film Screening

November 20, 2014 Posted in: Community, Events, Fundraising, Local, On the Ground
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... Read More

The Class of a Lifetime: My Trip to Chiapas, Mexico

May 1, 2014 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Fundraising, On the Ground, Sourcing

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, Community, Fundraising, On the Ground, Sourcing

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

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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Clean Water Projects – Life Changing Work

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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