THE NOSSA FAMILIA GIVEBACK PROGRAM
We're proud to use our coffee as a platform to give back to the community. Through the Nossa Familia Giveback Program we make financial contributions and donate coffee to nonprofits that are working to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihood of people locally and in coffee growing countries.
Through our Giveback Program we commit 1% of annual gross profits to help build a better world for everyone.
Since our inception in 2004 we’ve contributed nearly $180,000 in cash and over $300,000 in kind to nonprofits and charitable causes supporting communities, youth, and the environment.
OUR GIVEBACK COFFEES
We have three Giveback coffees: Full Cycle, Delicia do Brasil, and Festa Holiday Blend.
Full Cycle is Nossa Familia's signature blend. The name represents our involvement in the 'full cycle' of coffee, from farm to cup, and our relationships at every step in the supply chain. It also represents our aim to support and promote a love of cycling. Since 2015 we have been proud to donate 50¢ of every bag of Full Cycle purchased to nonprofits working to make the world a better place through bicycles. Recipients have included:
• Bike Works by p:ear
• Community Cycling Center
• Cycle Oregon
• The Street Trust
Delícia do Brasil
Empowering our employees to have a voice in where Nossa’s donation dollars go is paramount to building a team that is connected more deeply with each other and our global community. That’s why, in 2021, we are launching our Employee Giving Committee, an employee led group that will work with Kiva.org to fund micro-loans to support small-business owners in coffee growing regions around the world. 50¢ of every bag of Delícia do Brasil purchased will help fund these microloans.
FESTA HOLIDAY BLEND
Festa is our delicious holiday Blend and since the 2016 holiday season, it has become the cornerstone of our ‘coffee origin’ giveback program, with 50¢ from every bag sold going back to a meaningful project that benefits the farmers we work with.
2019 - 2021
The ‘De la Gente Young Entrepreneur Fund,’ Guatemala: This fund was put in place to support the Next Generation of Young Farmers, a youth group of coffee producers from San Miguel Escobar region located near Antigua, Guatemala.
Finca San Jose de Las Nubes, Nicaragua: The construction of a brand-new kitchen and farm center, employing locals. Among other features, the new kitchen has a clean-burning stove and refrigeration, which helps provide better food and nutrition for those on the farm, in addition to a healthier environment for the cook and her family.
FUNDRAISERS & COFFEE DONATIONS
In addition to our three giveback coffees, we also run quarterly fundraisers at our cafes and donate coffee to organizations with a strong charitable, social and/or environmental missions.
Learn more and request a donation here.