2019 Blog Posts
Nossa Familia Coffee has released its latest Sustainability & Transparency Report 2018-19. The new report is an in-depth look at the company's holistic approach to sustainability, including its B Corp Certification, supply chain transparency, coffee sourcing philosophy, environmental impact, community engagement, and staff diversity. Within the report, articles and quotes are interspersed with statistics, infographics and photos of coffee production, roasting, and serving, taking a broad look at the roaster's impact across the coffee supply chain.
Our Marketing & Sustainability Director, Karen Lickteig, was interviewed on OPB’s Think Out Loud show discussing our to-go cup upcharge.
Starting today, Earth Day, we will implement a $0.25 additional charge for all drink orders using a single-use, disposable to-go cup. We know this is a big and important change for some, so we wanted to lay out why we’re doing this, what it will look like and answer a few questions around the new pricing program.
Next in our Sustainability in the Café series, we look at the results of our Zero Waste-driven, to-go cup upcharge program at our Seven Corners café. We have seen a significant reduction in the share of customers who choose to get to-go cups compared to our other cafés. Studies in behavioral economics give some indicators as to why.
Learn more about our social enterprise partner, Central City Coffee. This branch of Central City Concern works to end homelessness and addiction for single moms through its job training program. Nossa Familia partners with CCC by roasting their coffee, providing production space and education for trainees.
Our Guatemalan Geisha coffees, both honey process and washed process, are now available. Geisha is the most prized cultivar in the specialty coffee world, selling for prices well above any other coffee. But what makes this highly-valued coffee so special?
2018 was an eventful year here at Nossa Familia Coffee! We've opened an (overly) ambitious FOUR cafe locations in the past just-over-twelve-months, and we're truly humbled by your support. This year wouldn’t have been the same without you! Here is a snapshot of 2018 by the numbers: pounds roasted, mochas & lattes served, to-go cups saved from the landfill, and our Full Cycle giveback.