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.
A collection of resources on sustainability in coffee.
We are proud to introduce the Next Generation Roast, a special Partner Brand coffee with fellow Certified B Corporation, New Seasons Market. We teamed up to purchase a special lot of 2500 pounds from Young Farmers in Guatemala, their first harvest as a group. $1 from each bag of coffee sold will support the establishment of a Young Farmers Fund with our partners at De la Gente in Guatemala. The fund will be set up to provide ongoing education for these farmers, as well as a source of sustainable micro-loans so they can purchase land and equipment.
First up in our Sustainability in the Café series, we dig into the meaning of Zero Waste in the café. A couple years ago, when our café at Seven Corners was just an idea, we knew from the beginning that we wanted to set out to build a café that was a bit different from the rest. We set out with an ambitious sustainability initiative to become a Zero Waste café by taking specific actions to reduce and limit our waste. Learn more about these actions, such as our to-go cup upcharge, and more!
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, we hosted an All-Vegan & Plant-Based Beverage Latte Art Throwdown during First Thursdays in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. The latte art competition used all non-dairy milks, sponsored by Pacific Foods and the Oregon Coffee Board.