A New Way to Do Business

Each time you purchase a SAMBAZON product, you can feel good knowing you are helping the Amazon and its people while nourishing your own body.

We exist to provide a win-win solution that helps protect the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest and support your health and wellness. We care for the people we work with, the planet we live on, and the prosperity of everyone involved. It’s a sustainable business philosophy called the Triple Bottom Line.

The Triple Bottom Line

PEOPLE

Fair Trade is more than just a certification -- it allows us to make a difference in the lives of thousands of Açaí family farmers. 

For nearly two decades, SAMBAZON has re-invested a portion of our annual açai purchases back into the grower communities to support social needs through our Fair Trade Fund. 

In partnership with EcoCert and through the Fair for Life certification, SAMBAZON has been able to support education by funding teachers and renovating and building new schools. 

With your support, we’ve also helped build libraries, sports centers, and renovate healthcare centers, helping to improve literacy and access to healthcare.

Drone shot of the Amazon Rainforest

PLANET

SAMBAZON is leading the charge when it comes to protecting the Amazon's incredible biodiversity. On average, certified managed forests harbor 50% more tree species, and the use of certified sustainable agroforestry can help reduce the exploitation of Amazonian forests (Damasco et al. 2022)

Our Açaí is Certified Organic-- just the way nature intended it. From our use of alternative energy in our processing factories to our efforts to help protect the rainforest’s biodiversity and endangered species, the planet is always top of mind. 

PROSPERITY

Each time you purchase SAMBAZON Açaí, you are creating a positive economic chain reaction. Just as importantly, you're playing a role in the protection of the biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest. We call this conscious consumerism -- or voting with your dollars -- because each of us has the power to make positive change and create a more prosperous future. Our documentary Seeding Change is about "triple bottom line" businesses that consider their companies' social, environmental, and financial impacts and address some of today’s most challenging issues, empowering viewers to be part of the solution.

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Impact Report 2021

"It is from a triple bottom line philosophy which we, SAMBAZON, approach our first annual impact report to transparently demonstrate our goals, our efforts, our shortcomings, and our progress to be a model corporate citizen and sustainable business of the future."

- SAMBAZON Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Black

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The Delicious Powers of Açaí

We share the Delicious Powers of Açaí to fuel healthier people and the planet. 

Timeline

As the first company to harvest Açaí and share it with the rest of the world,
we’ve been around a long time.

  • SAMBAZON is founded

    2000

    SAMBAZON is founded on a triple bottom line philosophy shortly after experiencing an Açaí bowl in Brazil.

  • SAMBAZON pioneers gathered around fresh picked Açaí

    2003

    SAMBAZON pioneers organic certification for Açai with the USDA.

  • The team posing for another group shot with their latest crop of Açaí

    2004

    SAMBAZON creates the Sustainable Açaí Project to establish long term goals for the Açaí industry.

  • SAMBAZON Employees woking the world’s largest and most technically advanced

    2005

    SAMBAZON opens the world’s largest and most technically advanced Açai processing center in Macapa, AP - Brazil.

  • Receiving award

    2006

    SAMBAZON receives the US Dept. of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).

  • Freshly chopped Açaí branch

    2008

    SAMBAZON establishes first Fair Trade certification for Açai with Eco-Cert.

  • SAMBAZON Bowl Shop opens

    2010

    SAMBAZON opens the first SAMBAZON Café retail store in Cardiff By The Sea, CA.

  • SAMBAZON creates massive campaign

    2018

    In partnership with thousands of people who joined the Purple for the Planet movement, SAMBAZON protects more than 30 species in just 30 days.

  • 2019

    Our second factory was build and commissioned in Barcarena, Pará, and receives a BRC AA grade.

  • 2020

    Seeding Change is launched, a documentary to demonstrate the power of conscious commerce.

  • 2021

    SAMBAZON sponsors the World Surf League Championships at Lower Trestles in San Clemente.

  • 2022

    SAMBAZON creates its first ever Impact Report to transparently demonstrate our goals, our efforts, and our progress.

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Teamwork to Make the Dream Work

The SAMBAZON community is a world without borders. It’s our farmers who are dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the Amazon while supporting their community. It’s the college students who amaze us with their ingenuity when it comes to green initiatives.

It’s the conscious consumers who are committed to feeding their families healthy, nutrient-rich food. It’s the team of incredible individuals who inspire us daily to do our best...it’s you.

A Community of Mindful Warriors

Our community takes part in our mission to share the Delicious Powers of Açaí. These mindful warriors have intention behind their actions, the desire to live for something bigger, and an aspiration to be better than before by living an active and healthy lifestyle.

Whether you're the sporty and outdoorsy-type, a recent graduate looking to make a change in our world, or a parent looking to feed their family quality ingredients, our SAMBASSADOR community is filled with Açaí-loving individuals sharing their purple smiles with the world.

  • Coco Ho

    Coco Ho

    At 17, Coco Ho was the youngest woman to qualify for the World Surf League Women’s World Tour. She promotes messages of courage and confidence through her social platforms to motivate her female fans and aims to inspire other girls to break through barriers and pursue their passions.

  • Bob Burnquist

    Bob Burnquist

    Bob is a legendary skateboarder credited for revolutionizing the sport. Besides building the biggest backyard ramp complex in the world, he is also a licensed pilot and sky-diver. Bob also enjoys surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eating Açaí of course.

  • Earthy Andy

    Earthy Andy

    Andrea is an earth admirer, island mama, and champion Açaí bowl maker living on the North Shore of Oahu. Most days you’ll find her surfing, adventuring outside, and creating delicious vegan recipes for her family and the world.

  • Rob Machado

    Rob Machado

    You might recognize Rob as the soulful pro-surfer from Cardiff, CA. He is also a grade-A musician, leads a foundation empowering and educating younger generations to make sustainable choices, and is a true Açaí enthusiast.

“There is no one solution to save the Amazon Rainforest. A wide variety of sustainable and effective initiatives are needed to keep the forest alive and this can only be achieved if economic alternatives and solutions to destructive logging can be found.

The tasty dark violet wine of Açaí is the most important non timber forest product (NTFP) in terms of money from the river of the Amazon.”

-GREENPEACE.ORG

  • #PURPLEFORTHEPLANET

    A movement to protect 30 species in 30 days. Are you ready to save the Rainforest and stop the extinction of its species? YOU can do it! Simply dye your hair purple, tag us @SAMBAZON #purplefortheplanet with your selfie, and we'll help preserve 5 acres of rainforest on your behalf through the Rainforest Trust Foundation. Each time we protect 584 acres, we save another animal from extinction!

  • THE TRI ORG

    The tri is an organization comprised of human beings and businesses who are working for the betterment of mankind and not as a detriment. We are of all colors, races, creeds, and beliefs, but we are aligned with the same principles of truth, equality, diversity, empathy, compassion, integrity, peace, emotion, responsibility, community and accountability. We are comprised of the many that have become conscious of the world around us and have taken on the task of awakening the rest from the sea of unconsciousness we have been swimming in far too long.

  • STREET RIVER

    Street River is an unprecedented social project created by Brazilian artist Sebá Tapajós. Since 2014, the event brings together exponents of the street art scene from Brazil and the world to improve living conditions along the Amazon River near Belém do Pará, by bringing arts, education and recognition for approximately 20,000 native people, which for decades has been marginalized by the Brazilian government.

Certified Organic + Fair Trade

SAMBAZON is the first certified Fair Trade & Organic Açaí company in the world