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This is not just an article about a building or a business, it’s an article about the caffeinated soul of this brand and years of love over this magic bean we call coffee. A bean that not only brings life (EVERY MORNING), but one that sparks ideas and passion. One that provides energy and invigorates….Read More
This June we started using 100% local, organic milk! Now, not only do we have certified organic whole milk, but also our skim, 2%, and half&half are organic as well thanks to our neighbors at Working Cows Dairy. For us this is cause to celebrate! Working Cows Dairy, like Amavida Coffee, is a family with a strong…Read More
It’s a hot, balmy afternoon in August and I just got home from work. I needed to check my email, which at times can be a process because as a Waterkeeper, you have several email accounts. Some are set up for information, some are set up to report pollution and others are set up for…Read More
Perhaps one of the most exciting parts about being a B-Corporation is the company we keep. More often than not, the missions these companies take on are larger than life and are often done in a way that rarely attracts much attention. Because doing good for the sake that it is the right thing to…Read More
When you think of what a family is, what is your first initial thought? Maybe your mom, dad, a sister or a brother? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines family as a “specific group of people that may be made up of partners, children, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.” Although there are many definitions of what…Read More
A lot of energy goes into crafting coffee. From roasting and production, to grinding and brewing, we are dependent on electricity to serve and enjoy this delicious drink each day. At Amavida Coffee it is our mission to continually seek ways to reduce harm to the environment. We work to track and reduce energy uage,…Read More
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….Read More
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…Read More
Sometimes going to a café can be rather overwhelming. There are a ton of drinks that are titled “Traditional” but often more than not, there’s no information on these drinks unless you ask for it. Even then there’s more confusion because coming from a standpoint where you don’t know what anything is except that coffee…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
I am sharing my thoughts on a new coffee product that is taking the coffee industry by storm: nitrogen infused cold brewed coffee. My initial impression was…skepticism. Seriously? Coffee enthusiasts must just be running out of ideas. I was going to need a lot of convincing. I mean, we’re all accustomed to the ebb and…Read More
If I’m just learning about coffee, what do I need to know first? : Farming Blog Post #1 of Many Coffee from my parents’ generation came from a can. The smell of coffee filled the house in the morning and became ambiguous with their morning routine. As knowledge about coffee began to become more important…Read More