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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. #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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  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. 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 →

  5. ArtPrize Teams Up with Ferris Coffee & Nut for Eighth Annual Event

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    (Special thanks to the team at ArtPrize for sharing this exciting news! You can find the original post on their own blog HERE.)

    This three-year partnership will bring the Official Coffee of ArtPrize and a one-night Latte Art Throwdown competition to the 19-day event this fall.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (July 28, 2016) -- ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided equally by public vote and expert jury, today announced a new three-year partnership with Ferris Coffee & Nut -- a family-owned and -operated company dedicated to making the craft of great coffee approachable to the communities it serves. This dynamic partnership and sponsor activation will bring the Official Coffee of ArtPrize, as well as a one-night Latte Art Throwdown competition, to the eighth annual event -- slated to take place from September 21-October 9... continue reading →