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Nossa Familia Coffee

Brazil Mathilde’s French Roast

Dark chocolate, woody, tobacco.

$19.25
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Nossa Familia’s Great Grandmother Mathilde (pictured above)—bold, strong, and full of life—inspired the name for this outstanding French roast carrying the same character. It is grown on the Carvalho family’s farm, Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama in the rolling hills of the Valle de Grama region of Brazil’s coffee country.

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Country
Brazil
Region
Aceh
Town
São Sebastião Da Grama
Farm
Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama
Farmer
Gabriel de Carvalho Dias
Elevation
1100m
Variety
Yellow Bourbon
Process
Washed Process

Meet Gabriel de Carvalho Dias

Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama is nestled on the side of an ancient volcano where topography and abundant rainfall unite to grow exceptional coffee. The farm has belonged to the Carvalho family since 1890, with a total of 417 hectares owned by Gabriel de Carvalho Dias, 165 hectares of which are planted with yellow bourbon coffees. Some of the original trees are now more than 107 years old, and still producing.

“My father used to say, 'Do anything, but do it well,'” explains Gabriel.

And it’s clear that Gabriel follows that advice at Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama. Well known as an agronomist, he has developed a program of planting native species in the quest for balanced ecology. He has also founded a school, a club, and an official-sized soccer field on the farm for employees and workers, along with 47 houses and a small hydroelectric plant to provide electricity in all but peak seasons. Gabriel has the wastewater treated to avoid polluting local water and is committed to pursuing quality for both his coffee and his people.

Valle de Grama, Brazil

The Mogiana coffee region, in Valle de Grama, is named after the Companhia Mogiana Estrada de Ferro train line which traversed the mountainous area in the days when communities and farmers depended on this mode of transportation. Known for its rich red soil, Mogiana hugs the border of São and Minas Gerais states, and possesses several unique microclimates that produce varying flavor profiles in the coffees grown there.

Coffee has been a cornerstone of the Brazil's rapid growth: between 1963 and 2013, Brazil's coffee output rose from 23.2 million bags to 50.8 million bags. São Paulo’s mild, warm climate and beautiful beaches makes it a favorite vacation destination, and tourism is a strong industry. Despite its assets, São Paulo has room for economic growth, with interior regions often lacking electricity and basic sanitation. Since coffee is usually grown in such under-developed regions, there is vast potential for improving the lives of producers in the area.

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Portland, OR
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503-719-6605

Nossa Familia Coffee

Frustration and pride may seem like strange bedfellows, but when Brazilian-born Augusto Carvalho Dias Carneiro (bottom left in the team photo) became disillusioned with engineering, his thoughts and heart turned to his family’s award-winning coffee farms in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, where he grew up and his family has grown coffee for over a hundred years.

Nossa Familia, "Our Family" was born in 2004 as a way to share his family coffee with Portland. At first, Nossa partnered with a local Portland roaster and built up a loyal following, then opened their own roastery in 2012 and an Espresso Bar in 2013. Nossa Familia recently became Oregon's first certified B Corp roaster, earning a certification that recognizes the hard work and love that roots this family business.

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