Nossa Familia Coffee has released its latest Sustainability & Transparency Report 2018-19. The new report is an in-depth look at the company's holistic approach to sustainability, including its B Corp Certification, supply chain transparency, coffee sourcing philosophy, environmental impact, community engagement, and staff diversity. Within the report, articles and quotes are interspersed with statistics, infographics and photos of coffee production, roasting, and serving, taking a broad look at the roaster's impact across the coffee supply chain.
Our Marketing & Sustainability Director, Karen Lickteig, was interviewed on OPB’s Think Out Loud show discussing our to-go cup upcharge.
Starting today, Earth Day, we will implement a $0.25 additional charge for all drink orders using a single-use, disposable to-go cup. We know this is a big and important change for some, so we wanted to lay out why we’re doing this, what it will look like and answer a few questions around the new pricing program.
Next in our Sustainability in the Café series, we look at the results of our Zero Waste-driven, to-go cup upcharge program at our Seven Corners café. We have seen a significant reduction in the share of customers who choose to get to-go cups compared to our other cafés. Studies in behavioral economics give some indicators as to why.
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.