Nossa Familia’s focus is on bringing you exceptional coffee stemming from exceptional relationships. At every step, we strive to foster community, ensure social responsibility & minimize our environmental impact. This tradition starts with our family-‘Nossa Familia’ in Portuguese-which has been growing coffee in the highlands of Brazil for over a century. We work to treat everyone in our supply chain as part of our extended and ever-growing family. We hope you enjoy our coffee as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. Avid cyclist, Brazilian, tennis player, recovering mechanical engineer, hater of legumes-these are just a few ways you could describe Augusto Carneiro, founder of Nossa Familia. College brought Augusto from Rio de Janeiro to Portland to study engineering. After college, Augusto worked for a few years as an engineer but became frustrated with a job he felt mundane and unfulfilling, so he decided to quit his job and bring his family’s coffee to Portland. Nossa Familia’s start was unconventional: there was no cafe or roasting facility. Instead, Augusto focused on relationships. In 2004 Augusto’s family shipped a container of coffee on consignment: Nossa Familia was officially in business. Nossa Familia has come a long way since those humble beginnings in 2004. We opened our roasting facility in 2012 and we opened our first retail location in 2013. We have expanded beyond our family’s Brazilian coffee to bring you coffee from other farms in different growing regions around the world. Some things, however, haven’t changed: we are still focused on building relationships, Augusto still rides his bike to work, and he still doesn’t eat legumes. Nossa Familia will continue to evolve, but our values on social and environmental responsibility, quality coffee, and relationships are deeply rooted in our heritage and will always serve as the guiding force of our growth.