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  1. U.S. Coffee Championship Preliminaries (Info and Sign-Up!)

    Hey y'all, we're Ferris. We’re a Grand Rapids-based company passionate about roasting and serving specialty coffee. Our Director of Coffee, a licensed Q Grader, and team regularly travel to coffee-growing countries in order to get to know our suppliers and build lasting relationships with them. We’re committed to the sustainability of the coffee industry and believe that sourcing directly gives our team a deeper understanding of each unique farm and ultimately provides our customers with the best product. 

    We are beyond stoked to be hosting the 2019 U.S. Coffee Championship Preliminaries this year! Hope to see you there!

    Barista Competition Sign-Up

    Brewers Cup Sign-Up

    Volunteer Sign-Up

    Judge Sign-Up

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  2. Make your Mark: ArtPrize Nine

    ArtPrize season is here and we couldn’t be more ready. ArtPrize Nine is all about honoring the creativity and courage that it takes to make your mark. It takes serious courage to step out and create something, whether it be a painter attempting a new work of art or a barista creating a signature drink. We are here to celebrate those risks and their creative outcomes. 

    As the Official Coffee Sponsor of ArtPrize Nine, we decided to choose our Brazil Primavera as the ArtPrize coffee. This coffee, as its name might allude, comes from the Primavera Farm in Brazil. They, in their own way, have taken courageous steps as they have become one of the most sustainable farms in Brazil. They recently won third place in the 2016 Sustainable Farm Awards for “Most Sustainable Farm in Brazil” for their efforts... continue reading →

  3. Coffee Catering + Ferris Coffee Truck

    Coffee Catering + Ferris Coffee Truck Q&A with Hope Berghuis, Coffee Events Coordinator

    You may have seen the Ferris coffee truck parked around town or a Ferris brew bar at a local event serving up coffee drinks to the community. Now that summer is in full swing, opportunities for the coffee truck and brew bar have been popping up! The Ferris Coffee truck is our coffee on wheels — our version of a food truck. The Brew Bar is a pop-up coffee counter where our team brews pour overs and serves coffee for different events. We sat down with Hope Berghuis, our Coffee Events Coordinator, to get the scoop on past and upcoming events as well as opportunities through catering. 

    What kind of events can the coffee truck/brew bar cater to?Everything from weddings to teacher appreciation events to new business launches in... continue reading →

  4. 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 Brewing Program.  The event raised over $20,000 to benefit the Secchia’s scholarship fund. One of the best ways... 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 ---

    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!

    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 class in our educational facility, The Foundry... continue reading →