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  1. Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

    The holidays are right around the corner and with them comes the sometimes dreaded task of finding gifts for loved ones. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what your friends and family want or need in their lives and that's why we created this handy dandy gift guide!

    First up, the Homey Homie. This gift set is perfect for that friend who just likes to stay inside and be cozy, no matter what the occasion. Winter Avenue Brew is a coffee blend comprised of our Nicaragua La Amistad and Brazil Carmo de Minas coffees. This blend of coffee has creamy, chocolate, and nutty tasting notes, which makes it a great daily drinker. Throw in a rom-com DVD and your friend won't need to leave the comfort of their couch all winter long.

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  2. JP's Coffee Announcement!

    The news is out!  As many of you know, JP’s Coffee in Holland, MI originally became part of the Ferris family in 2014. We are excited to announce that starting early 2018, JP's will undergo a complete remodel and will re-open in the Spring of 2018 as Ferris Coffee—Holland. The shop will remain in its current location with many of the familiar faces and same comfortable culture that have been a part of the café for the last 20+ years. We are excited to expand the Ferris name to Holland and build off of the culture and culinary appreciation of the area. We have worked hard to become a trusted source for delicious coffee and we are excited to bring that into the downtown Holland community. This change will better help to connect the Grand Rapids and Holland regions and will give... continue reading →

  3. 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 →

  4. 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 →