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Our Very Own Ocean Heroes! SEEDS Biz Highlight - Guarda Costas

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Our Very Own Ocean Heroes! SEEDS Biz Highlight - Guarda Costas

By Angie Gomez The world’s oceans are subjected to our actions as a collective. Most of marine pollution comes from human activities, whether it be from the coastlines or even farther inland. The reality is, human affairs have consequences on our environment, and its effects are a phenomenon that we live and see every day. To combat this crisis and get back on the right track, a young business from the 2021 SEEDS Program has made it their mission to create awareness and protect the coasts right here in Puerto Rico.    Meet Guarda Costas, a SEEDS Biz created by...

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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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Café Ama Love supports Cafés en Junte - Conversations for Change

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Café Ama Love supports Cafés en Junte - Conversations for Change

By Angie Gomez As part of Café Ama Love and Friends of Puerto Rico’s ongoing efforts to aid the community, an inspiring new project has been officially established with Casa Pensamiento de Mujer del Centro.  Casa Pensamiento, led by Mrs. Jenniffer Berríos Rubert, is an organization based in the municipality of Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Their team brings aid and services to victims of abuse, whether they be women, men or members of the LGBTTIQA+ community, as well as support for the victims' families. Friends of Puerto Rico strongly believes in Casa Pensamiento’s mission for equality and healthy families, as well...

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CAFÉ AMA LOVE CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH AUTUMN FLAVORS

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CAFÉ AMA LOVE CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH AUTUMN FLAVORS

By Olga Hernández.   Daniel Rivera, award-winning Puerto Rican barista. On October 6, the award-winning Puerto Rican barista, Daniel Rivera, (@barista07) graced us with an afternoon filled with autumn aromas. Daniel created a special recipe to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with autumn flavors. What better way to celebrate our month than with a cup of 100% Puerto Rican arabica coffee which has the wonderful mission of empowering children through entrepreneurship programs on the island. Daniel crafted this beautiful recipe using seasonal natural ingredients with the addition of an aroma glass chamber which deliciously enhanced our cafecito. He shares his autumn...

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PUERTO RICAN FOOD AND COFFEE IN DC AT LA FAMOSA

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PUERTO RICAN FOOD AND COFFEE IN DC AT LA FAMOSA

By Olga Hernández La Famosa is ready to take over the city! The new (yet long awaited!) Puerto Rican restaurant has opened in Washington DC. We can finally celebrate having a piece of home in the District!  La Famosa’s tagline “Born in Puerto Rico, Made in DC” captures the essence of the diaspora’s love for Puerto Rico. The carefully curated menu evokes the feeling of being right at home; bringing in all the flavors that define our culture in a casual atmosphere. The beautiful tropical décor and having a bite of the mofongo immediately transported me to my mom’s kitchen. The...

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