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Explore Coffee Origins, Coffee News, Coffee How To’s & So Much More!

Let’s talk coffee news, from the coffee origin to the best brewing methods. We invite you to explore our coffee blog to get stories about your favorite specialty coffee beans, straight from the source. Commitment to quality coffee also includes conversation about brewing equipment & innovative ways to craft the perfect cup.

We believe supporting sustainable specialty coffee transcends sourcing, roasting, and serving the best organic coffees. It also means connecting with coffee-enthusiast, like you, to share insights and understanding of how the coffee we select can impact coffee farming families
around the world.

Of course, this is more than a blog about understanding coffee. Here you can also find: stories from our local Florida communities, highlights about sustainable brands that inspire us, as well as, learning about local and industry events and how you can get involved.

Bringing Local Flavor To The Espresso Bar: Introducing pink House Alchemy

December 3, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Community
Supporting local makers is what we are all about! It is our personal goal to collaborate with local and community-focused companies to bring our customers some of the best offerings. It is important that we carry the most excellent and ethically made products in our coffee houses for you to enjoy. We always consider how... Read More

Want to Learn More About Your Cup of Coffee? Join the Public Coffee Roaster Tour

November 4, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Roasting
My First Coffee Roaster Tour at Amavida I imagine if you are reading this you are already a big fan of specialty coffee. Whether you brew at home or visit one of Amavida’s cafes, you have a go-to caffeinated drink. When choosing the type of coffee to enjoy over breakfast, have you ever stopped and... Read More

Unveiling A New Coffee Bag Design

October 17, 2019 Posted in: Art, Coffee, News & Media
A Brand That Embraces Change One of my favorite things about working with Amavida Coffee is working in a culture that constantly embraces change with a team of people who are extremely creative and innovative. In the past year alone we’ve rebranded, remodeled 3 of our 4 cafes, and now we’ve redesigned our coffee packaging!... Read More

Navigating Coffee Sourcing Part 1: Coffee Pricing

September 11, 2019 Posted in: Coffee
Often times, I am faced with a hard nosed truth: most people just don’t care about where there coffee comes from. As Director of Coffee, someone whose job is literally to care about where coffee comes from, it can be a hard pill to swallow. But for many westerners, it’s simply a part of their... Read More

Our Carbon Neutral Journey

September 11, 2019 Posted in: B-Corporation, Environmental Stewardship
Everyone’s lifestyle affects our environment. The way you go about your day affects CO2 levels in our atmosphere which contributes to climate change. After calculating our carbon footprint, we decided to set a goal to become carbon neutral. But what does it mean to be carbon neutral? Allow me to explain carbon neutrality, what we... Read More

Do Away with Single-Use Plastic Straws

August 21, 2019 Posted in: Community, Environmental Stewardship, Local
Ending Single-Use Plastics Over the last decade, chefs and foodies the world over have become more conscious of what they are putting on their plates and into their mouths. Organic, local, free-range, wildcrafted, heirloom, all-natural; these are all terms no longer foreign or confusing to consumers. They have become definitive of the awareness consumers have... Read More

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Coffee Lover’s Guide to the Florida Panhandle

July 30, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Local
Let's tawk local coffee along the Emerald Coast - For coffee lover's from Panama City to Pensacola. Can I be honest with you for a minute? I am not from around here. I'm a coffee lover from a far away land, the big hunk of state that is Texas. When my wishful thoughts wandered to... Read More

A Story About Vocation

June 30, 2019 Posted in: Community, Local
I think it might be safe to say when you've met people who are living "big" and all in, you know. This little panhandle of ours is turning out some ambitious food and beverage entrepreneurs as of late. The newest addition to this wave of crafty locals is Pensacola's Ryan and Jenn Eaton, owners of... Read More

Producer Spotlight: Fondo Paez

April 19, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Environmental Stewardship
In 2005, Amavida bought coffee from the Fondo Paez cooperative for the first time. In 2019, we bought coffee from the group for the fourteenth year, making this one of our longest-running coffee grower partnerships. It’s time you get to meet the Fondo Paez Cooperative and get to know the power of collective impact in coffee.... Read More

Crossroads: Coffee Review and Collective Impact

March 18, 2019 Posted in: Coffee, Community, Environmental Stewardship
At the time of writing, the “coffee market” price for a pound of coffee is sitting at $0.94. The price has been dangerously low for months now—a complex issue of global trade and economics—and it’s making it difficult for many farmers to even break even. Thankfully, there’s already a big effort to fight for sustainable... Read More

Inside the La Marzocco

February 15, 2019 Posted in: Brewing, 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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Rebrand Announcement: New Look, Same Vision

December 11, 2018 Posted in: Local, News & Media
Hello Friend, Since our beginnings in 2004 we've aimed to create global impact, improving the lives of coffee producers through our work at Amavida. Our very name means "love life" and is a devotion to our origins and the experiences we hope to create for people within our producer, as well as local, communities. Today... Read More

The Story of Noli South & Their Self Love Kombucha

November 20, 2018 Posted in: Community, Local
The Birth of a Southern Magnolia One of the most “trendy” drinks is making its way through our 30A and Panama City Beach communities. With it’s mystical branding and a flavor-packed taste, Noli South is taking our community by storm. As an organic and locally produced “booch” we wanted to take some time to highlight... Read More

Two Kenyan Coffees, from One Farm

November 19, 2018 Posted in: Coffee
October was a milestone month here at Amavida. For the first time ever, we received two different Kenyan coffees from the same farm—Nyeri Hill—and they taste very different. Nyeri Hill AA Nyeri Hill AB Their names are the exact same minus one letter. The packaging is nearly identical. They both are even sourced from the... Read More

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…

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New Offering: Coffee Subscriptions

August 24, 2018 Posted in: Coffee
You’ve had the chance to buy our specialty coffee by the bag online for years, but after receiving many requests over the last few months, we figured it is finally time to create a simpler, more diverse experience for you: fresh coffee subscriptions. We’ve divided up our coffee subscriptions into three options: Trekker, Reserve, and... Read More
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