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  1. New Coffee Offerings

    Sam Mirto, our Director of Coffee has been traveling and meeting with various coffee producers to plan some really great offerings for the coming year. You may recognize some names from last year alongside a few that are brand new. However, with the new crop, even the coffees we know and love may have changed in tasting notes, tiers, scoring, and more. Keep your eyes peeled for these offerings and our new packaging coming soon!

    COSTA RICAAll available now in-store and online Montañas del DiamanteTier 1This coffee comes from a single farm called Gamboa which lies in the Dota Valley micro-region of Tarrazú. A white honey process combined with solar drying technology is used to produce a coffee that has a honey-nut sweetness and grape-like acidity. Sam selected this coffee for our tier 1 Costa Rica offering and it has... continue reading →

  2. 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 →

  3. #goals

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    With 2017 well underway, it is a great time to check in with the goals you made for the New Year. Studies show that early February typically marks a decline in motivation, especially when it comes to resolutions or fitness goals. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of healthy choices to inspire a little extra encouragement. These snack alternatives are some great options to help keep you on track.

    Ferris’ most popular mix, Cherries, Berries and Nuts, is a great snacking alternative. This mix offers a delicious blend of dried cherries & cranberries, cashews, pecans, and almonds. It’s great by itself, or added as a topping on your yogurt. Try the heart healthy raw version to get even more of the health benefits.

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  4. 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 →

  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 →