Nossa Familia Coffee, a local roaster in Northwest Portland, is opening their its first retail location, the Nossa Familia Espresso Bar. Their coffee is sourced from the owner’s family’s farms in Brazil, hence the name Nossa Familia, which is Portuguese for “our family”. This is the first coffee bar in the region – maybe even in the country – where the coffee stays in the family from seed to cup, with no middlemen in between. Nossa’s owner, Augusto Carneiro, grew up in Brazil where his family has been growing coffee since the 1890’s. In 2005, Augusto founded Nossa Familia, which imports, roasts and now brews his family’s coffee.
“This is where the magic happens,” says Augusto, “my family has been growing coffee for more than a century in Brazil and I am so proud to showcase the fruits of their labor. At our Espresso Bar our customers will experience what we do from seed to cup.”
Nossa Familia will also feature some uniquely Brazilian items such as traditional Brazilian small cheese rolls, known in Brazil as ‘pão de queijo’, a gluten-free savory pastry that pairs deliciously with espresso drinks.
Your friendly Portland Pedal Power riders have been delivering Nossa Familia coffee beans to locations around Portland for the past two years, and we’re excited to hear that we’ll be able to stop by the new Espresso Bar for a cup of coffee when the weather turns this fall.
The Nossa Familia Espresso Bar is located at 811 NW 13th Avenue, right across the street from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Keeping in touch with Nossa’s seed-to-cup philosophy, the Espresso Bar will share space with the company’s roasting facility.