Here at Nossa Familia, giving back to our community is a huge part of who we are, and we are constantly looking for more ways to make the world a better place through our coffee. It's our purpose to build relationships locally and globally, and we see giving back to local nonprofits and our origin farming communities as key ways to meet that goal.
We recently discovered that since our company's inception in 2004, Nossa Familia Coffee has donated over $100,000 to charitable causes, representing over 10% of our company's profits. This is a huge milestone for small, family-run and locally-owned business. That amount is only what we've given in cash - and doesn't include the countless amount of coffee and volunteer time donated to various causes. In fact, just this year we've donated over $30,000 worth of product to over 100 different organizations.
Giving back is truly embedded in every facet of our company - and our holiday gift offerings are no exception. Over half of the items on our Gifts page include some kind of giveback component. We've included a guide to those products below, so you can truly give a gift that gives back this holiday season.
Gifts that Give Back
Festa Holiday Blend
Festa - meaning 'celebration' in our owner's native Portuguese - is our company's first-ever holiday blend. It is a uniquely delicious blend of darker-roasted Brazilian coffee and lighter-roast Guatemalan coffee from some of our flagship origin partners. We are proud to have launched Festa this year as the cornerstone of our origin giveback program. We will donate 50 cents of every purchase back to our partner farm in Nicaragua - Finca San Jose de las Nubes. Run by Bayardo Reyes, this farm takes care of their workers as much as it can, but is in desperate need of some renovations and improvements to its communal kitchen and on-site food farming in order to improve safety and nutrition overall for the workers on the farm. Each bag comes with a gift tag highlighting this program. You can learn more about our Festa Giveback Program at nossacoffee.com/giveback.
Full Cycle - Signature Blend
Full Cycle is our signature blend and go-to roast for espresso. It is also truly the culmination of the Nossa Familia philosophy, and its name reflects our focus on the 'Full Cycle' of coffee - taking care of every person along the supply chain, from the farmers to you. 50 cents of each bag sold supports two local cycling organizations, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (soon to be The Street Trust) and Community Cycling Center. So if you're gifting to a bike-loving espresso fiend, Full Cycle is truly the way to go. Combine it with a bag of Festa (or anything else!) to receive free shipping on your order over $25 with code FREE25, available through Sunday, December 18.
MiiR Insulated Tumbler
We are proud to have partnered with another B Corp, MiiR, on these awesome insulated tumblers branded with a special bike-themed Nossa design. Every year, MiiR commits to giving 5% of their revenue to different giving projects around the world focusing on water, education and bicycle projects. Drinking vessel purchases contribute to clean water projects in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa of various types including biosand filters, construction and rehabilitation of water systems and supporting hygiene and sanitation programs. They even include a Track Your Impact™ code so you can see exactly where your impact is being made.
UpCycle Coffee Kit
This on-the-go coffee kit is the ultimate gift, and also one that you can feel really good about giving. The bag itself is made by another Portland B Corp, Looptworks, which takes excess or old materials and turns them into new, premium goods. This bag is made of premium excess shoe leather and is a beautiful addition to your bicycle's handlebars. The kit also comes with a bag of Full Cycle coffee and MiiR mug, along with an Aeropress--one of the least wasteful brewing devices you can find on the market today.
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