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  1. Composting With Urban Roots

    As a company that specializes in plant-grown food and beverages, we know that environmentally responsible business practices correlate to our future success.  One way that we implement these environmentally responsible practices is by composting. Composting is an opportunity to recycle our coffee and food waste into something useful and divert it from the landfill. After all, did you know that almost half of municipal waste is food waste? While this may sound like a good thing, biodegradable food items actually struggle to break down in landfills due to a lack of oxygen. Composting allows this waste to be aerated and broken down into nitrogen rich soil. A one-inch layer of compost provides soil with enough nutrients for a year. With this in mind composting becomes the much more responsible, ethical, and obvious choice. 

    At our main facility on Winter Ave, we... continue reading →

  2. See you at the SCA!

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    This Wednesday we’re flying out to the SCA’s (Specialty Coffee Association) Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, WA. The Expo is April 20–23rd. This is the largest international coffee show in the world, and the first time that we are exhibiting in Seattle! We can hardly wait to share coffee and ideas and network with other industry professionals.

    If you’re attending, come visit us at our booth #1807! We’ll be serving coffee, espresso beverages, and our House Made Nut Milks. We will also be making appearances, and brewing coffee at the Wilbur Curtis booth (#1344) and the Ally Booth (#2433)!

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    Be a part of our journey to Seattle by following us on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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  3. 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 →

  4. Coffee + Beer

    Coffee and beer.

    Arguably two of the world’s greatest beverages. And while it is documented that beer was used as payment for laborers in the early years of civilization, some might suggest that coffee was consumed while brewing those first batches of beer. Okay, so that’s probably not factually accurate, but it is safe to say that coffee and beer are two of the most culturally-influencing beverages throughout human history. This is evident even to this day, especially here in Michigan.

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    We’ve written at length detailing the parallels between the specialty coffee and craft beer cultures. The overlap in nuance, vernacular, and social prominence create some fun and interesting conversation (not to mention web content see HERE and HERE). What really gets us excited is when this conversation leads... continue reading →

  5. 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 →