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Summertime Iced Coffee!

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Hello lovely coffee drinkers! Summer is almost here!  Time for vacations, cook-outs, summer camp, garden- fresh vegetables, and iced coffee! Order our Sonrisa Blend and throw a few ice cubes in, for a refreshing afternoon drink with friends! Here's how to make Iced Coffee: 1.)  Mix our signature Sonrisa Blend with 8 quarts of cold water in a large container 2.)  Cover the container and allow it to sit on the counter for eight hours 3.)  Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over another container 4.)  Pour the liquid through strainer, separating the coffee grounds 5.)  Put...

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Happy Friday!

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Hello fellow coffee drinkers! Take a break from a hectic week and rejuvenate...you deserve it. Weekends allow you a moment to connect. Reflect on your choices, victory moments, mistakes of this past week, and breathe. Remember that we are stronger together than we are apart. Be kind to yourself this weekend. Feel peaceful in solitude; go to your favorite coffee shop with a book, or throw on your work-out gear and tennis shoes and take a loop around your city. Afterwards, call your girlfriends or your significant other for a dinner-in or a night-out. The deepest conversations are always over...

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Buena Vida Welcomes Spring!

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Spring into action!  Coffee is a staple item for any early bird!  Our Sonrisa Blend  has a full body of Red Fruit and Citrus, a perfect combination to drink on a dewy, still morning. Spring is about renewal; this is the time of  year to think about your own well-being. The weather warms the bones, comforting the heartbroken and the downtrodden, guiding them towards the full awareness of the healing powers of nature.  Take time to 'just be.' Get organized and jot down a list of goals for this next month. Find peace in tending to a garden and then call your friends...

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Spotlight on Coffee Producer!

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Aldea Global is one of the leading coffee exporters in Nicaragua. The company incorporates sustainable farming practices, and promotes gender equality and fair-trade labor conditions. Juana de Lourdes Pineda Rosales is from Jinotega, Nicaragua. She is a 56 year old mother of five and has been on the Board of Directors of Aldea Global for 12 years. Juana is a community leader and organizer. She recruited 60 women from her town and through the sales of her grocery business, she bought a plot of land. Through the help of her community and her entrepreneurial spirit, she has become a Fair Trade coffee...

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Buena Vida Coffee is proud to be Fair Trade!

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The coffee bean has traveled a long way to you kitchen! Beans are imported from Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Stone Creek Coffee, located in the center of Milwaukee, roasts and ships a smooth brew! Stone Creek Coffee's goal is to establish a reciprocal and fair trade agreement with each farm that supplies beans; an approach called Farm to Cup. This assures the production of a premium-quality bean in sustainable farming practices. It also prioritizes the lives of these farmers, providing them with high wages and a long-lasting business relationship. Buena Vida Coffee is proud to work alongside Stone Creek Coffee...

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