Nossa Familia Coffee

Certified B Corporation

Oregon, United States

Certified Since

February 2016


Agricultural Processing



Operates In


United States

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.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Nossa Familia Coffee earned an overall score of 90.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
90.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.2

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.6
Ethics & Transparency3.5
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 21.2

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security4.5
Health, Wellness, & Safety6.7
Career Development4.1
Engagement & Satisfaction5.8

Community 30.7

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion7.1
Economic Impact4.5
Civic Engagement & Giving4.0
Supply Chain Management3.3
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation8.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 18.0

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management4.3
Air & Climate7.3
Land & Life3.7
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation1.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 3.8

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.8

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score90.2
2019 Overall B Impact Score91.3
2016 Overall B Impact Score88.6

Additional Documentation

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