As a policy, Nossa Familia prioritizes local and sustainably-minded vendors, especially those fellow Certified B Corporation companies. In our cafés you’ll find that: our milk comes from Portland-based Alpenrose Dairy; we have a wide offering of alternative milks (which, by the way, have a much lower carbon footprint than dairy!); our local honey comes from B Corp Certified GloryBee Honey; our delicious loose leaf teas and chai come from Bend’s Metolius Artisan Tea; our yummy pastries are made locally. Whether we’re printing T-Shirts, designing mugs, or choosing a new snack for our cafés, we always look first to our amazing community of Portland makers, and particularly those that keep the planet in mind.
Many of our cafés use reclaimed wood and furniture or shelving made by local makers, such as Fieldwork Design, Wolf Ceramics, ECOpdx, Viridian Hardwoods, Fully, and The Joinery. Talk about reclaimed: in our old espresso bar, we even used the shipping crate our roaster arrived in, and we cut down old shelves from the old Pearl espresso bar, repainted them and gave them a second life at our Seven Corners Café. We also use a majority reclaimed & second-hand furniture and fixtures for our offices and roastery space.