Each year, B Lab recognizes the B Corps that are creating the greatest impact, and this year, Seaside’s beloved coffee shop Amavida has been honored for its commitment to community impact.
B Certified Corporations are businesses that meet high standards including environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, proving they’re able to easily balance both profit and purpose. These corporations are working towards building a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Awards are given to B Corps in the following impact areas: community, customers, environment, goverce, and workers. The companies recognized are some of the best in the world, including Amavida.
Amavida Coffee Roasters is an importer and roaster of Fair Trade Organic Coffees right here in the Panhandle. Amavida Coffee wholesales coffee, tea, and other products along with operating four cafes in Seaside, Rosemary Beach, St. Andrews, and Santa Rosa Beach. The Amavida Coffee Roasters Roastery & Premier Barista Training Campus is in Santa Rosa.
Amavida was honored because of the commitment to sustainability. More than 800 B Corps from more than 50 countries made the list this year, including TOMS and Patagonia.
"This year's Best for the World companies are operating at the very top of their class, excelling in creating a positive impact for their stakeholders, including their workers, communities, customers and the environment,” said Juan Pablo Larenas, Executive Director of B Lab Global.
Amavida posted about the exciting news on Instagram, writing, “Today our mugs are overflowing with gratitude to be recognized among these remarkable businesses and to have a community like you! ☕☕☕🙏 Thank you for supporting sustainability for small coffee farmers and their families, choosing healthier alternatives, shopping local and allowing us to serve you as part of our community.”
We are extremely proud to have Amavida as a merchant in Seaside. You can find them in Central Square next to The Art of Simple.