Employee Resource Portal


Any purchases made or miles driven on behalf of the company or as part of an employee's work are eligible for reimbursement and at the government standard mileage rate each pay period. Valid receipts and reimbursement form must be submitted within 30 days of the purchase.  No company purchases may be made without explicit authorization from an employee’s supervisor.  Please submit this form and accompanying receipts to Debbie by the payroll deadline. 






Nossa Familia provides health coverage to all employees working an average of 27 hours or more per week. Nossa Familia will cover the monthly premiums at 60% for individuals. Coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and/or families is available, but the additional cost is the responsibility of the employee. Nossa Familia Health Benefits starting January 1, 2019 are provided by Regence. Management of health benefits is done through Ease Central.


Nossa Familia Coffee offers a few options for Dental coverage, including Willamette Dental and Moda Dental. Aflac also offers supplemental Dental insurance (see below).


Nossa Familia's Aflac group plan includes Short term disability*, Accident, Vision, Life, Hospital Confinement Indemnity, Hospital Confinement Sickness Indemnity, Dental, Hospital Intensive Care, Lump-sum Critical Illness, and Cancer insurance, available through pre-tax payroll deductions. (*Short-Term Disability is not available pre-tax). 

All employees are eligible at 30 days of employment. For information or to sign up, please contact Teresa Cravinho (Aflac Agent #3450724), teresa_cravinho@us.aflac.com. For information packets on the individual plans, please see the Employee Benefit Binder.



Employees are encouraged to volunteer in the local community and all non-seasonal/non-temp are guaranteed 16 paid volunteer hours annually. In order to receive compensation for volunteer hours the employee must ensure that the organization is approved by management and the employee must provide management with verification from the organization for hours worked.

Employees may choose to use their paid volunteer hours during Nossa Familia Employee Volunteer Days, to apply their paid volunteer hours toward another volunteering event, or to use their specialized skills to provide pro-bono services to benefit the community.


Nossa Familia offers 100% employer-matching retirement-plan contributions (up to 3 of gross pay%) for all non-temporary/non-seasonal employees. A Socially Responsible Investment option is available through Calvert Investments. Ask the HR Manager for additional information on this program.


  • Nossa Employee Discount (online)

    • 35% off all orders - use code NOSSAFAM35

    • 40% off anything but Steeped - use code NOSSAEMP40

  • KEEN Pro Deal

  • Showers Pass Pro Deal

    • 40% off, expires 12/31/2019

    • Enter Nossa402019 at checkout

    • Valid for full price items only and can't be used in combination with other promotions. Orders must be placed with a company email (@nossacoffee.com), shipped to a business address or places for will-call pickup. Only applicable for items for your personal use.

  • B Hive: B Corp Resources & Discounts Area

    • login: general@nossacoffee.com, password: Augusta04

    • Nossa employees can also create their own personal account with @nossacoffee.com email

  • Discounts at Oregon B Corp Wineries

    • Employees of B Corps can enjoy 20-30% off in person and online at B Corp wineries in Oregon. Use code BCORP


Embedded in our company's ethos is a steadfast commitment to minimizing our environmental impact. Even when faced with challenges like increased difficulty, expense, or time investment, we remain dedicated to this principle.

Unfortunately, the coffee industry is inherently wasteful, with practices like single-use paper to-go cups and non-recyclable coffee bag materials contributing to environmental harm. Rather than accepting these norms, we actively seek ways to improve.

Most recently, this has lead us to make a pivotal shift in our packaging strategy, saying goodbye to compostable bags in favor of renewable and recyclable materials.


12 oz Nossa Familia coffee bags now feature SugarFlex™, an innovative material that's both durable and recyclable* in plastic collection streams. SugarFlex™ is not only highly recyclable but also carbon-negative, crafted from a renewable plant-based byproduct actively reducing carbon emissions. Due to its inert nature, if Sugarflex™ ends up in landfills it gradually reforms into biogenic carbon instead of generating greenhouse gas emissions.

We've also revamped our 5 lb packaging. These larger coffee bags now consist of 85% post-consumer plastic, certified safe for food contact. Not only do they provide the durability and functionality required for packaging our coffee beans, but they also boast a 50% smaller carbon footprint compared to plastics made from virgin fossil fuels.

Not all our bags have transitioned from compostable to recyclable materials, but we're actively pursuing this goal to ensure our packaging aligns with our environmental commitment.

*Both our 12 oz and 5 lb bags are made of non-compostable, plastic material that needs to go into a dedicated polyethylene stream or a drop-off collection stream, which are limited although growing rapidly. Ridwell, a Portland-based recycler of special materials, now offers multi-layer plastic bag recycling - including non-compostable coffee bags like ours. If Ridwell isn't available in your area, online directories such as GreenCitizen list nearby recycling facilities and resources, many of them free, nationwide.


You might be wondering why we made the switch from compostable to recyclable materials. The truth is, while compostable packaging seemed like a sustainable solution initially, we've since learned that it's not always the most environmentally friendly option.

Here’s why:  

  • Not all items compost fully, leading to contamination in finished compost. 
  • Collection programs accepting compostable products may mix non-compostable items, increasing operating costs and degrading compost quality.  
  • Chemicals from compostable packaging may transfer into finished compost, posing risks to human and environmental health.  
  • Packaging materials accepted in compost facilities may hinder the production of compost used in organic farming due to national standards. 
  • Compostable items may have a larger environmental footprint than non-compostable alternatives due to manufacturing processes. 

Learn More: For a deeper dive into the reasons behind our packaging switch, we invite you to read the full letter from Composters Serving Oregon.


Implementing the To-Go Cup Upcharge:

The biggest step we’ve taken to reduce waste at our cafes is to implement a 25¢ upcharge for getting a disposable to-go cup and a 25¢ discount for bringing your own reusable mug.

Since implementing this new policy, we have witnessed a notable decrease in the use of to-go cups at the café, along with a significant rise in customers opting to bring in their own reusable mugs. Encouraged by the positive outcomes of our pilot program at Seven Corners, we expanded the to-go cup upcharge to all our cafes on Earth Day in 2019.

Zero Waste is a journey with a difficult-to-reach endpoint. We are always looking for ways to improve. Initiatives we continue to work on include:

  • offering coffee bag recycling at our cafes;
  • adding additional food menu items without the extra waste;
  • working with suppliers and vendors to limit the packaging and waste coming into the café;
  • promoting reusable cup options including bringing in your own mug, borrowing a travel mug from Okapi or a donated cup from our Little Free Cup Library;
  • and reducing our disposable cup usage.

Read our blog to learn more about the progress we've made on our Zero Waste journey.



On the roastery side we work to reduce waste by:

  • delivering coffee in durable, reusable containers to our cafes and wholesale clients;
  • using boxes made with recycled content that are 100% recyclable;
  • purchasing coffee bags that are made of renewable materials and recyclable;
  • creatively reusing label backing as packaging stuffing;
  • reusing boxes and packaging materials we receive;
  • donating burlap sacks to local community partners and gardens;
  • reselling coffee sacks made of recycled denim to designers, gardners and crafters;
  • giving away shipping pallets and grain-pro agricultural bags;
  • and donating unsold coffee to local nonprofits.