Quote from SAMBAZON founder, Ryan Black

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

SAMBAZON employee


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 Açaí 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 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


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. Our efforts to help protect the rainforest’s biodiversity and endangered species prove that the planet is always top of mind in our Açaí production chain. 

Seeding Change documentary poster


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 region. 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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SAMBAZON Logo from 2001 to 2023

What is the SAMBAZON logo?

The SAMBAZON logo was created in 2000 working with a local graffiti artist duo from Costa Mesa, CA.  The concept was a representation of an Amazon Warrior as the protector of the Amazon Rainforest, its biodiversity and its treasures.

We believe that each of us has a warrior spirit inside of us, guiding us to fight for truth and right, and to protect what is sacred. The original logo has served us well to date, but we believe it’s time to evolve as SAMBAZON has grown from a warrior spirit to a kindred spirit of health, love and healing for all.

Our new SAMBAZON icon focuses on the superfood, Açaí, the hero from which we formed our Company over 20 years ago. The sacred geometry radiating from the Açai illustrates the powerful transformational energy that Açaí can bring to your body, spirit and the Amazon Rainforest. 

We invite you to join SAMBAZON and experience the Delicious Powers of Açaí ™

The Delicious Powers of Açaí

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

  • "Every time someone enjoys the delicious Powers of SAMBAZON Açaí, a positive socio-economic chain reaction is set in motion from the Amazon to the world. This impact report is a description of these positive reactions."

    - SAMBAZON Co-Founder & CEO Ryan Black

  • All of our retail and foodservice packaging will be from recycled or plant-based materials and be recyclable or compostable by 2030.

    Discover how we plan to reduce our environmental impact with our packaging footprint. 


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


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

  • SAMBAZON pioneers gathered around fresh picked Açaí


    SAMBAZON pioneers certified organic Açai with the USDA.

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


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

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


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

  • Receiving award


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

  • Freshly chopped Açaí branch


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

  • SAMBAZON Bowl Shop opens


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

  • SAMBAZON creates massive campaign


    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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SAMBAZON team at the beach

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 local 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.

Rob Machado making an acai smoothie

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.”


Certified Organic + Fair Trade

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