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  1. 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 →

  2. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

    Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

    Every trimester Ferris welcomes our friends and future industry professionals from The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (SICE) to spend time here learning about coffee.  As a company we value the work that the SICE is doing, and their dedication to educating their students and future restaurant owners, chefs, cooks, and bakers about the importance of coffee within the culinary and service world.

    Having a close relationship with the Program Directors and Chefs at The Secchia Institute, Mark VanTongeren has worked alongside them to create and spearhead something special and honestly one of a kind.  This event was ten tables of eight people, with each seat price going to benefit a scholarship fund and the recently opened Fountain Hill... continue reading →

  3. 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!

    Linea Mini

    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 →

  4. Sprinkles Donuts

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    We’re so excited to celebrate with our friends over at Sprinkles Donuts as they get settled into their new location in Rockford, Michigan. Sprinkles Donut Shop is a new coffee customer here at Ferris, and we’re glad to see our coffee paired with their amazing baked goods. Nothing like a good cup of coffee alongside an amazing donut!

    “We love partnering with Ferris because of the values that we share” says Gary VanderSteldt, owner of Sprinkles Donuts. “Our goal, and the reason we continue to be successful, is to constantly focus on quality. Quality ingredients help us to make the best donuts possible, and we want the best quality coffee to be alongside every donut.”

    With plans to expand into Grand Rapids over the next three years... continue reading →

  5. Trust Building - New Location!

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    Construction is well underway at our Trust Building location on the corner of Ottawa and Pearl in downtown Grand Rapids. Our staff is working hard to prepare for the grand opening, and we’re proud to announce the manager of our new coffee shop, Jessica Coles! If you’ve been around much, you’ve probably met Jess at our West Side location, but in case you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet, here’s a little Q & A with her!

    Q – Can you tell us a little about yourself?

    I’ve been working at Ferris for just over two years, and before that I worked for five years as a barista and assistant manager for JP’s Coffee in Holland. Working in coffee quickly became a passion and career goal for me, especially after attending Coffee Fest and seeing the many... continue reading →