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Internal and External Benefits of Coffee

Internal and External Benefits of Coffee

By Angie Gomez  Drinking coffee and cultivating the plant dates back centuries, to the Arabian Peninsula. Nowadays, it’s hard to believe that anyone doesn’t drink coffee. Whether whole bean, ground or brewed, researchers have discovered different health benefits when it comes to coffee.  Coffee can strengthen your heart, DNA, and liver According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, coffee may help ward off heart failure, and decrease breakage in DNA strands which can cause future health issues such as tumors and cancer. Additionally, coffee drinkers tend to have healthy and protective liver enzyme levels.  Coffee can decrease your chance of developing certain diseases....

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A Match Made in Aguadilla - Café Ama & Vittata Gastropub!

A Match Made in Aguadilla - Café Ama & Vittata Gastropub!

By Claudia Quezada  The west coast of Puerto Rico is home to many wonderful restaurants, including Vittata Gastropub in Aguadilla. Here you can find a delicious menu featuring a merge of Puerto Rican and international cuisine, accompanied by a wide variety of house cocktails. In addition to its tropical feel and ocean view, the restaurant makes a mesmerizing brunch destination. On May 30, Vittata Gastroprub invited Café Ama Love to their restaurant where we served our product for the day. Knowing that our beans are locally grown in Puerto Rico really suited the restaurant's theme. The freshly brewed taste and its powerful aroma quickly made customers try our coffee and take the product home. This became a great event...

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SEEDS Biz for World Environment Day!

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SEEDS Biz for World Environment Day!

By Angie Gomez  Protecting the environment is pivotal for everything that we do and anything that we hope to achieve. Earth is our only home, and we must take care of it so that it can continue to take care of us! Café Ama prides itself in sharing delicious Puerto Rican coffee with ethically sourced beans from local farmers. The goal is to produce with conservation in mind, as well as supporting the local economy. This mindset is part of what drives the SEEDS Program and motivates our scholars.  Several of our SEEDS Biz were created with conservation in mind....

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Tory Burch welcomes Café Ama and our SEEDS Biz!

Tory Burch welcomes Café Ama and our SEEDS Biz!

By Carolina Quintero  Earlier this month, Café Ama joined forces with Tory Burch to support several of our SEEDS entrepreneurs. It was a fun event not only for our students, but also our founder Amapola who got to visit and show some love!  The Tory Burch Foundation focuses on empowering women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial education. This mission closely aligns with the work Friends of Puerto Rico is doing with the SEEDS and Amigas programs. On this occasion we collaborated with Delma Torres, store manager of Tory Burch at The Mall of San Juan, to highlight some of the SEEDS businesses founded by girls. During...

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Café Ama has officially made it from Puerto Rico to Chicago!

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Café Ama has officially made it from Puerto Rico to Chicago!

By Claudia Quezada Chicago got a taste of coffee with purpose! On May 8, our Café Ama coffee arrived at the Mercado del Pueblo in Humboldt Park, where we joined a Puerto Rican community in their weekly event hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Upon arrival, we could instantly feel the amazing and welcoming energy everyone had. As we started brewing our coffee, people would visit our booth -- excited to learn that our beans were directly from Puerto Rico! It was like bringing the community a little piece of our island to them. We were lucky enough to receive a...

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