Café Amapola is a social impact arabica coffee, ethically grown in Puerto Rico. 100% of the sales of Café Amapola contribute to developing entrepreneurship education programs for women and children. Café Amapola creates a pathway out of poverty by providing opportunities to women and children in Puerto Rico. Our programs are based out of agriculture to develop and support more farm workers and help combat food insecurity.
Café Amapola connects young people to the skills and training they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Our mission is to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, STEAM education, and entrepreneurship training. The foremost objective is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. Café Amapola’s Youth Entrepreneurship Program allows youth to practice their soft and technical skills by running their very own coffee business. 100 percent of the proceeds stays local, so you can feel good about helping your community with every cup of coffee.
Café Amapola launches at the Coffee & Chocolate Expo in Puerto Rico
Meet our youth entrepreneurs
Our entrepreneurs are the heart of what we do at Café Amapola. In partnership with Instituto Nueva Escuela, our program begins with students ages 9+.
Mia Isabella is a ten year old entrepreneur and founder of two companies: "Toque de Amor" and "Pets and Love". Both businesses were launched while participating in the SEEDS program.
Dara is an eleven year old entrepreneur and founder of: "Recycle, Play and Share". She designs educational toys with used and recycled material, Dara and her team create toys based on popular games such as: Tic Tac Toe and rocks to be used as a game board.
With Café Amapola and SEEDS, Keyram has learned the skills she needed to become and entrepreneur. Keyram is a very ambitious young girl who wants to be a baker and a stylist. This is why she co-founded CUP cakes with three other SEEDS students.
Valeria, 11 years old
By selling Café Amapola, Valeria has learned how to manage my money and the possibility for me to start my own little business at the end of SEEDS program.