Zero Waste at Nossa Familia Coffee
We take our commitment to sustainability at Nossa Familia Coffee seriously, and that means getting serious about reducing waste. In 2018, we set an ambitious goal of a Zero Waste café for our new coffee shop at the Seven Corners Collaborative in Portland. This means taking a hard look at our own practices and the practices we encourage from our suppliers and customers. We hope to expand the Zero Waste initiatives piloted at Seven Corners to other areas of our company and the other businesses and organizations we influence.
Learn more about our Zero Waste journey at the blog posts below.
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.
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!
Watch a presentation by Karen Lickteig and Camille Bevans on Zero Waste at Nossa Familia Coffee’s Seven Corners Café, at the first-ever Zero Waste Conference held in October 2018 in Portland, Oregon.