Our Founder - Steph

Curious adventurer and totally obsessed with açai. 

For the first 3 years Steph travelled between London and Pará, Northern Brazil, once a year to understand the intricacies of the açai chian, as well as learning what makes a good harvest; best practices for processing; and all the many ways to enjoy a good batch of açai with the people who cross our path. Not a year went by without putting up a "rede" (hammock) between the palm trees within an Amazon açai community. One of the best parts of the job; losing yourelf in the moment and becoming immersed in the day to day routines of a 'suburban' Amazonia.

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In 2019 Steph left London to dig a little deeper and lived 6 months in the Amazon territories, engaging  industry stakeholders to understand how, as a buyer and consumer, Boa Vida could positively influence the future açai supply chain. 

It was in 2020 right at the start of the pandemic, Steph embarked on a journey of agroforestry, studying particular systems of regenerating forests under the teachings of Ernst Gotsch and his students. Whilst the world stopped spinning, we planted, we observed,we learnt and we left the environment around her better than when we'd arrived.  

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"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE INFLUENCE OF AN OPTIMISTIC MIND & PRECISE ACTION WILL HAVE ON THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND YOU ............................. WE DON'T NEED A MAP - WE NEED A WHY"