Small Business Features: Cafe Richesse

Be sure to follow Cafe Richesse on Facebook and Instagram.

Cafe Richesse has been growing and roasting coffee since 1993. Their signature coffee, Conquista, is grown right on their family farm in the southern highland state of Bahia, Brazil. The Neves family has always valued sustainable coffee production, using low-impact farming practices while preserving forests to protect wildlife and the microclimate of their land.

"Avoid chains and look into who actually owns the establishment you patronize. Check out their website and social media accounts. If you get a chance to, meet the owners," says owner, Luis Nevez, about ways to support local businesses. "[W]e actually own the land on which our coffee is grown. Back when the family still lived in Brazil, my dad and my uncle bought a coffee farm and about 85% of the coffee we sell comes from there. That makes us one of the very few ground-to-grind coffee company in the United States.

Click here to read the full interview with Cafe Richesse owner, Luis Nevez.

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City of Fort Collins and Nosh NoCo Partners to Support Local Restaurants

To promote and support local restaurants, the City of Fort Collins and Nosh NoCo have partnered to offer customers $5 off their take-out and delivery orders February 1-3 when they use code FOCOLOVE.  

Nosh is the only local food delivery service in Northern Colorado. When customers use Nosh they are helping restaurants keep more of the profit from each order when compared to other third-party delivery service vendors. Nosh is locally owned by Northern Colorado restaurateurs working to keep food delivery economically sustainable for restaurants while keeping dollars in Northern Colorado. 

The City has been covering 10% of the commission costs placed on restaurants. This means that a restaurant pays reduced fees (5% for delivery and 2.5% for takeout orders) to Nosh for taking, processing, and fulfilling orders on the Nosh platform into February 2022 (the exact date is dependent on availability of funding). The City has also been covering the processing fees ($1.99) normally charged to Fort Collins residents placing orders on the Nosh platform. 

Restaurants can take advantage of this opportunity and sign up with Nosh for free! Sign up here:  

Customers can take advantage of the $5 off discount, by simply placing an order on or by downloading the Nosh Delivery app for free in the App Store or Google Play. Use the promo code FOCOLOVE during checkout. 

East Mulberry Community Workshops
City staff is working to refine strategies based on community feedback and staff input. Upcoming workshops will focus on refining those with community input toward a City Council Work Session in March. Your continued input is critical to the formation of the plan. We look forward to the upcoming conversations. Please join us for a virtual workshop covering.
  • Aesthetic and functional improvements to streets and roads
  • Walking and biking infrastructure and trail connectivity
  • Utility improvements (e.g., broadband, stormwater, etc.)
  • Future development priorities

Workshops for the Business Community

If you’re a member of the business community, join us to share input on signage standards; transportation improvements; and zoning and future development. Registration is encouraged but not required for attendance. Zoom links will be provided here 48 hours in advance of each session.


Rethink Your Hiring Process

Are you trying to fill vacancies at your business but running into issues securing good candidates? Are you losing out on good candidates due to "better offers"? Did it take you too long to decide and now your preferred candidate isn't available? Join us for this complimentary webinar to learn tips, tricks, and insider information from Colorado workforce development professionals on how to think outside the box and re-think the hiring process to make it efficient, inclusive, and productive!

Panelists include:

Kirstin Guptill, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, Human Resource Manager, Marillac Health

Alma Sekulich, PHR SHRM-CP, HR/Accounting Manager, Innovative Textiles, Inc.

Karen Zimmerman, HR Generalist, Lighthouse HR Support

Mike Kohler, Elevate Training Coordinator, Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Department


February 9th at 10am via ZOOM. This webinar is complementary to anyone in the business community, pre-registration is required. To sign up, click here. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered attendees 1 hour prior to the meeting.

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the 1-hour session on Thursday, February 24 at  2 p.m via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.
    • Check out these SBDC Classes:
      • Improve Your Local SEO - February 2, 2022
      • Quickbooks Online (3-part series) - February 3rd

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    Check out for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

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    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521