Happy New Year from all of us at Nossa Familia Coffee!
Can it possibly be that we've reached the year 2020 already? The future is now! Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we were ringing in the new millennium and everyone was worried about Y2K? As we head into this new year, we want to take some time to reflect on the one behind us, which was truly a great one—thanks in no small part to YOU!
In 2019, Nossa Familia officially hit our awkward-yet-lovable teenage years, turning 15 years old as a company! We settled into our new, larger roastery in Northwest Industrial Portland, hit our stride at our four cafes, and have reached 48 employees across our 5 locations.
Some other milestones this year included being named a finalist for Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. On Earth Day, we launched our zero waste-driven, to-go cup upcharge initiative at all three of our Portland cafes - and even got covered in Forbes and invited to talk about it on OPB! We were awarded an Oregon Ethics in Business Award for our responsible approach to doing business. We were also recognized by Willamette Week readers as one of Portland's best coffee roasters.
We attended and hosted some great events, including participating in our 7th season at the Portland farmers market on the PSU park blocks, our 13th Cycle Oregon, our 5th International Pinot Noir Celebration, and our 3rd B Corp Leadership Development PNW Conference. Time flies! And if you can believe it, Augusto's daughter Camila (namesake of Camila's Organic coffee) turned 17 this year and became an entrepreneur herself, launching a new coffee scrub product with B Corp partner Teadora! Plus, our bookkeeper's golden retriever, Roux, who happens to be our office's furriest and most outgoing receptionist, turned 4 years old. And Augusto got a puppy, too! Times, they are a'changin'!
This year has been a wonderful one here at Nossa Familia, full of exciting growth, fun initiatives, humbling awards, new partnerships, and strengthened relationships. We are grateful to all of our stakeholders - it simply wouldn't have been so great without your support and involvement in our familia - so thank you!
Notable Nossa Coverage & Awards in 2019
Finalist for Roaster of the Year | Roast Magazine
Best Coffee Roaster in Best of Portland Competition - Runner Up | Willamette Week
"Good is the New Green: Why businesses are rethinking what it means to be sustainable" | Oregon Business Magazine
2019 By the Numbers at Nossa Familia
441,786 lbs of coffee was roasted
19,250 lbs of coffee roasted for our nonprofit partner, Central City Coffee
555,650 lbs of C02e were saved by roasting on our energy-efficient Loring machines
49,200 lattes were served at our four cafes
46% of lattes served were made with plant based milk
27,742 disposable cups were saved from the landfill thanks to customers bringing their own reusable cups
$34,542 in-kind and $17,454 in cash was donated to local nonprofits
Nossa Familia staff donated 236 paid and pro-bono volunteer hours to local nonprofits
$8,267 was donated to The Street Trust and Community Cycling Center from sales of our Full Cycle Coffee
$3,790 was donated to the Young Farmers Fund through De la Gente from sales of Festa & Next Generation Roast with New Seasons
Our Top 9 Instagram Moments
We’ll jump on this bandwagon and highlight our top 9 moments, right from our Instagram feed!
Being featured in Forbes for our work on the to go cup upcharge & creating zero waste cafés
Taking an unforgettable coffee origin trip with staff & customers to visit our producer partners in Guatemala
Releasing Brazilian Cheese Waffles in Nossa cafes - our take on traditional Pão de Quejio
Contributing to the delicious “Nossa Familia Coffee Doughnut” from our partners at Voodoo
Being voted one of Portland’s best coffee roasters by Willamette Week readers
Getting this perfectly-timed shot of two of our heroes: Chris, Account Manager & Roux, occasional receptionist
Fooling a bunch of you with our special release of an “Avocado Milk Latte” for April Fool’s
Rolling out “Little Free Cup Libraries” where you can take a cup, leave a cup & reduce waste at our cafes
Meeting the one & only Bob from Bob’s Red Mill, one of our great wholesale partners
We Want Your Feedback!
Take the Annual Nossa Familia Stakeholder Survey
Here at Nossa Familia Coffee, our focus is on building relationships and serving an excellent product in the most socially and environmentally responsible way. We focus not only on the bottom line, but the Triple Bottom Line: people, planet and profit. We care deeply about our impact on and the voices of our stakeholders throughout the supply chain—and that includes you! We hope you'll share your honest feedback with us.
After completing the survey, you'll be shown a special code for 20% off your next online order, and a "password" to tell your barista to get $2 off a cafe order. Please note that these discounts do not apply to wholesale orders. Both discounts are valid through February 10, 2020.