Our Family's Farms
Nossa Familia Coffee founder Augusto Carneiro's great-grandfather and his three brothers planted the family's first coffee crop in 1890. Nestled beside an ancient volcano in the Brazilian highlands, the farm was a half-day by horseback to the local train station and eight hours on the train to reach São Paulo!
Finca San Jerónimo Miramar
The owner-operators here treat the environment, employees, & community with great care. Much of the farm is a nature reserve. An on-site lab researches natural methods to reduce fungi and pests in coffee.
They also operate a dairy, producing cheeses & creams. The cows (and the nutritious compost they make) are a key part of the regenerative farm system.
San Miguel Escobar Cooperative
The San Miguel Escobar Co-op (in Spanish, Café Artesanal San Miguel Entre Volcanes de Antigua) is a 30-member community of smallholder coffee farmers near Antigua, Guatemala. Situated at the base of Volcán Agua, San Miguel Escobar is located in a scenic, vibrant valley with views of other neighboring volcanoes Fuego and Acatenango. The town is home to many coffee farmers, whom you can see on a typical day heading up the slopes of the volcano through the communal paths to tend to their fields of coffee or other crops.
I make only espresso, so fresh coffee beans are important to me. I'd heard of Nossa Familia because a local bakery served Full Cycle. I was looking for options at New Seasons and saw that they had it with an acceptable roast date. At Christmas, I sent Nossa Familia to various relatives, noticing that I got free shipping with 2 bags. So I started ordering my own. Since it comes very fresh, 2 at a time is acceptable (I go through a bag in 6 days). But now the free shipping threshold has gone up to $40 and I don't want to buy 3 bags at once. So considering options, such as driving out to the roastery. Picked up my last bag at the cafe at NW Lovejoy & 13th and got to sample their espresso. Full Cycle makes great espresso. Ideal balance brightness vs bitterness for my taste. And I find I don't have to modify the grind as much over the 6 days as with some other coffees I've used, to maintain my desired extraction time of 25-30 sec for 30g brewed coffee from 20g ground.
This coffee is part of my daily routine. I could not imagine a good day without it. Nossa's consistent roast, full balanced flavor profile, and quality beans really shine. If you're looking for a perfect breakfast coffee this is it.
I do only espresso (occasional latte) at home. I recently discovered that the coffee I had been using was actually less expensive at the market than at the cafe, so I started sampling different coffees the market had, and tried Full Cycle. I was very pleased with the results. Just right for my taste. Then I decided to send Nossa Familia to family members for Christmas and discovered that with 2 bags, shipping is free. So now I have made them my regular source of coffee for at-home espresso. When starting the 2nd bag, I order my next two, which works out well, given the freshness of the coffee when it arrives.
Quick shipping. Easy to dial in for espresso. Taste great on it's own and flavor shines through in lattes.
fast shipping. great roast date. tasty espresso. what is not to like