Full Cycle's Giveback (2015 - 2022)
Full Cycle is Nossa Familia's signature giveback blend. Since 2015, we've been proud to donate .50-cents of every bag of Full Cycle purchased to nonprofits striving to make the world a better place through bicycles.
From 2015 to 2022, your purchases of Full Cycle have made a notable impact, contributing over $54,000 in donations to organizations advancing bicycle infrastructure, safe routes, access to alternative transportation, and the number of people (and kids!) on bikes.
In addition to a love of bicycles, the name Full Cycle represents our involvement in the ‘Full Cycle’ of coffee, from farm to cup, and the relationships at every step in the supply chain. Our Full Cycle blend always starts with coffee from our founder Augusto’s family farms in Brazil, which lends chocolaty and nutty notes. We then add seasonal coffees from some of our other key relationships, which contribute the brighter and more delicate fruit tones.
About our Full Cycle Recipients
bike works by p:ear is a social purpose enterprise bike shop managed by the nonprofit p:ear. In addition to providing access to affordable bikes and repairs, bikeworks builds pathways for youth, ages 15-25, to end their homelessness and begin the journey out of poverty by providing meaningful job training opportunities and continuing bike education through their bike mechanic school program. With their Everybody Bikes initiative, they also refurbish bicycles for community members in need. bike works takes pride in equity, quality service, and being responsive to the needs of the community.
Community Cycling Center is a group of Portlanders who love bikes, and they’re on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits. Their vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. In addition to operating a full-service bike shop, CCC helps riders build their skills and confidence. Their programs and projects benefit underserved communities, allowing kids to ride to school, adults to ride to work, and many people to ride for health and recreation.
Cycle Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. Proceeds from Cycle Oregon rides go to the Cycle Oregon Fund, which helps preserve and protect the special places of Oregon and supports community development projects in the regions through which they ride. For nearly two decades, Nossa Familia has joined Cycle Oregon on week-long bicycle tours through rural Oregon, setting up camp in new locations every day to serve early morning coffee to fuel the ride.Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon. They work to create, enhance, and protect mountain bike riding opportunities; advocate for trail access; promote responsible mountain biking; and build, maintain, and ride sustainable trails. Working with local governments and public and private landowners to maintain and build public trails, in 2022 alone, the NWTA community contributed nearly 8,000 volunteer hours in land stewardship and sustainability.
The Street Trust works to promote and improve public transit, walking and bicycling conditions in Oregon. They have a rockstar team of advocates, lobbyists, mentors, and instructors who strive to improve pedestrian and cyclist access to safer streets. Since 1990, The Street Trust has worked in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies, and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs through active transportation.
About Our Giveback Program
PHOTO: YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF SAN MIGUEL, CREDIT: DE LA GENTE
We're proud to use our coffee as a platform to give back to the community. Since our inception in 2004 Nossa Familia has contributed over $510,000 in cash and in-kind to nonprofits and charitable causes supporting communities, youth, and the environment.