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Nossa Familia Coffee

Zero Waste in Business

Did you know that Nossa Familia Coffee now charges 25 cents for to-go cups? A Certified B Corporation, Nossa Familia was the first coffee roaster in Oregon to achieve this distinction. It also has a certified Organic handling facility by Oregon Tilth.

Let’s get inspired by a local business’ sustainability efforts, from switching to 100% renewable (wind) electricity through Portland General Electric to choosing reclaimed furniture in all its stores.


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Nossa Familia Coffee

Nossa Familia Coffee

Karen Lickteig and Camille Bevans will be here to talk about Zero Waste in Business. Nossa Familia Coffee prides itself on being one of the friendliest and most approachable roasters in Portland (and the first certified B Corp roaster in Oregon!), with a strong focus on building relationships among farmers, employees, and customers. Nossa Familia - “Our Family” in Portuguese - was born in 2004, when founder Augusto Carneiro realized his engineering job wasn’t putting a spring in his step. Filled with a deep sense of pride for the beautiful coffee his family had been growing for over a century in Brazil, Augusto decided to quit his job and bring his family’s coffee to Portland. In those early years, all of Nossa Familia’s coffee was imported directly from Augusto’s family’s farms in Brazil; over time Nossa Familia has developed direct relationships with coffee growers around the world. Now with a roasting facility and espresso bar in Northwest Portland, Nossa Familia Coffee supplies wholesale accounts and customers across the Rose City and beyond with conscientiously-sourced and meticulously-roasted coffee from various growing regions. Coffee quality, mutually beneficial relationships with producers, engaging and supporting the local community, minimizing environmental footprint, and having fun remain fundamental to Nossa Familia’s reason for being.
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