Our goal is to develop a generation of entrepreneurs one coffee bag at a time.
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Café Ama is a social impact arabica coffee, ethically grown in Puerto Rico. 100% of the sales of Café Ama contribute to developing entrepreneurship opportunities for women and children.
Ama is a 10-year-old girl who was born in Las Marías, Puerto Rico in the mountainous region of the island. Her parents named her in honor of the flower Amapola, but she goes by “Ama”, which in the Spanish language means “to love”.
She was fascinated by the magic coffee bean stories told by her beloved great-grandfather Toño, the coffee farmer who’s coffee made it all the way to the Vatican City. Ama decided to plant her own coffee with a collection of magical seeds that survived hurricane Maria.
Ama represents the power of youth and shows how with one small step, a positive mind and a lot of curiosity and enthusiasm one can make a big difference. She is a young entrepreneur who sells the best coffee to delight others and have them fall in love with the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. In the process, she educates children at risk, helping them to escape poverty through the power of coffee.
Friends of Puerto Rico is a non-profit 501(C)(3) that supports the economic development of the people of Puerto Rico through entrepreneurial initiatives, education, creating opportunities for women and girls.
Since 2015, we have mobilized a passionate community of over 30,000 global entrepreneurs, donors and partner organizations focused on driving economic success and innovation to cultivate the next generation of leaders.Through a combination of training, education and mentorship that utilizes the beautiful culture, art and people of Puerto Rico, our goal is to end financial hardship and provide economic opportunities and self-sufficiency for people on the island, in Washington, DC and around the United States.