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Mark your calendars! Read about the special events we have in store for October and November!

Mark your calendars! Read about the special events we have in store for October and November!

Get your golf clubs ready! On Friday October 8th, we'll be heading to Punta Borinquen Golf Club in Aguadilla for Friends of Puerto Rico's first golf tournament. You can join as a player, sponsor or even volunteer.  This special event will help raise funds for 40 students under FOPR's entrepreneurship programs.  On Sunday November 14th, Friends of Puerto Rico and Café Ama will be having a fundraiser at Joe's Bar in Chicago! Join The Boricuas of Comedy for a fun night full of laughter, food, gifts and purpose.  Special guests include Ana Belaval from WGN's "Around Town", Anthony Fuentes from Local Locos, and...

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Learning more about Puerto Rico's flora thanks to Olympian Jasmine Camacho-Quinn!

Learning more about Puerto Rico's flora thanks to Olympian Jasmine Camacho-Quinn!

When athlete and Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took the podium after winning the 100 meters hurdles event, Puerto Ricans everywhere felt an incredible sense of pride. Hearing the national anthem and seeing the athlete sport the island’s national flower was unforgettable, especially in such a grand event that brings together people from all over the world!   With Café Ama in hand, the team at Friends of Puerto Rico immediately thought of Amapola, founder of Café Ama Love. Named after the beautiful amapola flowers found all over Puerto Rico, one could not help but notice how Puerto Rico’s national...

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Week Roundup: Happy International Friendship Day! (July 26 - July 30, 2021)

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Week Roundup: Happy International Friendship Day! (July 26 - July 30, 2021)

Amapola and the Café Ama Team want to wish you a great International Friendship Day!  Spending time with the people you care about is priceless, and a meaningful gift can be even more special if it has a purpose behind it. Show your friends how much you appreciate them by sending some Café Ama their way! Our social impact coffee is made locally in Puerto Rico and its proceeds sponsor women and children in Friends of Puerto Rico's entrepreneurship programs.  Earlier this week, Ama shared some great gift ideas, including her special Ama Box. Check them out below!  Gift a Box Full...

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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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Week Roundup: Ama's Picks! (July 12 - July 16, 2021)

Week Roundup: Ama's Picks! (July 12 - July 16, 2021)

Sometimes it can be a challenge to pick activities and fun spots to hit up for the summer. Here are three fantastic restaurants and shops to visit in some of Amapola's favorite cities! Let them know Café Ama sent you.    Aguadilla, PR For a great time on the west coast of Puerto Rico, visit Vittata Gastropub in Aguadilla's urban center!  Chicago, IL Looking for sweet treats with that unique Puerto Rican flavor? Head over to Borinken Cakes in the South Side! Washington, DC If you are visiting the U.S. capital this summer, be sure to stop at La Famosa in...

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