Posts by James Fry

  1. Lush Gourmet in Grand Rapids

    170016_LushGR_Blog_0012.jpg#asset:4275If you have visited our West Side location lately, you’ve probably been introduced to Lush Gourmet Foods through the delightful smells of our latest batch of Rose and Pink Peppercorn Almonds or Hot Curry Peanuts. In case you haven’t heard, Ferris invested in Lush Gourmet Foods of Kalamazoo, MI last year. Bisera Urdarevik, founder of Lush Gourmet, has joined the Ferris team as Creative Director of Product Development. Today, we’re happy to officially announce that Lush Gourmet operations have successfully transitioned from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids. Bisera has been getting settled in the new Lush production space behind the retail shop, we encourage you to follow your nose, stop by, and taste the freshest batch!

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    Stepping into her role in product development, Bisera has... continue reading →

  2. Costa Rica Tier Flight

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    Costa Rica is rich in the diversity of the specialty coffee that is produced there. For those who enjoy an occasional cup as well as for the coffee enthusiasts, Costa Rica has continually displayed a depth of variety in offerings that span a wide spectrum of unique qualities. As our Director of Coffee, Sam Mirto has traveled to Costa Rica to work with our producers, we've been able to develop our relationship with them over the years. With approachability at the forefront of our minds, we’re thrilled to share those connections with you and offer a new experience here at Ferris: The Costa Rica Tier Flight.

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    This custom designed bundle highlights three different coffees from Costa Rica, displaying the country’s vast success in producing some amazing, high-scoring coffees. Our goal with this flight is... continue reading →

  3. What is Ferris Brew Crew?

    What is Ferris Brew Crew? Remember sliced bread? Well, it’s the best thing since that. Ferris Brew Crew is our West Side coffee shop’s version of a mug club. It opens up a whole new world of coffee to our members, and let’s you get in the know, even before we are.

    Joining Brew Crew gets you more than just great coffee and deals; it also connects you with other coffee enthusiasts through events, parties and more. Want to learn how to make a great pour over? Brew Crew has classes for that. Roastery tours? Got that too. Early access to new coffee and great discounts on gear? Check and check. Brew Crew members are covered all year long.

    Sign-ups begin on December 1st, so get ready to join the best group... continue reading →

  4. New Coffee - Kenya Kiangoi Peaberry

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    We’re really excited to share a glimpse of the behind the scenes for how we’ve been creating the new coffee identities you’ve seen floating around! Storytelling helps to connect so many aspects of what we do here at Ferris. It’s really driven by our people and the experiences behind the scenes. For example, as Sam Mirto travels to search for some of the world’s best coffee offerings, his stories help to influence the way we approach the coffee he brings home. From the nuances of the processing methods, to the unique characteristics of the region itself, Sam’s stories guide the way we present our coffees to you!

    In line with telling stories, we’re really excited to introduce our new Kenya Kiangoi Peaberry to you all. Below, Sam explains a little... continue reading →

  5. National Coffee Day Throwdown - September 29th

    --- UPDATE - Due to weather, the National Coffee Day Throwdown will be held at our West Side location - 227 Winter Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 ---

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    National Coffee Day is less than 24 hours away, and we’re gearing up for the ArtPrize Latte Art Throwdown in downtown Grand Rapids! The grand prize? The coveted La Marzocco – Linea Mini! We’re excited to welcome baristas from all around the Midwest in this single elimination bracket style throwdown. It’s an event worthy of National Coffee Day!

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    We’ve partnered with Food 4 Farmers, a non profit organization that works to ensure food security through sustainable solutions for coffee farmers and their families. Every raffle ticket enters you for a chance to win a free... continue reading →