Our journey began in 1999 when we experienced a bowl of açaí during a surf trip to Brazil and were instantly hooked. When we learned that sustainable harvesting of Amazon Superfoods like açaí could create jobs and help protect the Amazon Rainforest, we made it our mission to share these amazing fruits with the world.
Back then, no one had heard of açaí outside of Brazil. And standards for quality control and a sustainable supply chain for açaí didn’t exist. So we pioneered them. We were a small group of entrepreneurs committed to a philosophy called the Triple Bottom Line.
Today almost 20 years later we share the best quality Açaí on the planet and are proud to work with over 30,000 family farmers to help protect over 2.5 million hectares of Rainforest.
We started Sambazon in 1999 with the mission of sharing Açai with the world. We’d discovered it on a surf trip to Brazil, and learned it’s been a staple of the indigenous Amazonian and Brazilian diet forever.Learn More
“By producing the highest quality, most ethically sourced acai on the planet, we can power positive socio-economic change from the Amazon, to the world.”
– Ryan Black, co-founder.
PALM TO PALM
From the palm of the tree to the palm of your hand, we track the life of every single Açaí berry we harvest.Learn More
Why Fair Trade?
We’re pioneers of Fair Trade certification for Açaí and we’re committed to expanding the reach of what that definition can truly mean.Learn More
MORE THAN FAIR WAGE
Taking care of our communities in the Amazon means we reinvest back into them. They tell us what’s most important and we fund projects like new schools and water filters.Learn More