Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Loring Eco Friendly coffee roasting machine


We roast all of our coffee on Loring Smart Roast machines, the most environmentally-friendly commercial roasters available. We own a Loring Smart Roast S35 Kestrel and an S70 Peregrine, which were designed and built in Northern California utilizing components manufactured in the United States. Loring roasters use 80% less energy and emit 80% less emissions than a comparable standard roaster, and the recycling of hot air from the roaster drum eliminates the need for an afterburner. 


In 2015, Nossa Familia switched to 100% renewable (wind) electricity through Portland General Electric. Nossa employees are encouraged to commute car-free with subsidized annual bike tune-ups and stipends for bicycle/pedestrian foul-weather or safety gear. We have ongoing relationships with and lend practical and financial support to local nonprofit organizations including The Street Trust, p:ear, and Community Cycling Center, who work to promote bicycling as a safe, viable transportation option and recreational activity in the Portland area.