Amavida Coffee & Tea received Roast Magazine’s 2018 Micro Roaster of the Year this past October. I am not surprised. My friends and I were able to tour the company’s new facility and now we know why Amavida is so esteemed.
Located on the north side of Hwy. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, Amavida’s new roaster and headquarters building is sleek and fun at the same time. The employees rave about it being a great place to work. Amavida founder Dan Bailey and a crew of roasters were on hand to greet us with a coffee tasting and chocolates. Yum!
They took us on an interesting, fact-filled tour of how Amavida’s coffee is grown, harvested, roasted and bagged. Amavida initiates and follows the process from start to finish, a fact that most people do not know. An enormous amount of care and attention is poured into each bag, literally. Loyal Amavida crew members treat this delicate, natural product with finesse and expertise, a process they are proud of and which lends motivation for their own excellence. “For us, coffee is not just something we drink, a product we roast, or a project we support. Coffee is a vital influence in the lives of the people and cultures we represent and serve,” explains team member Jennifer Pawlik.
Visit us online at Amavida Coffee.