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 →
Learning to brew coffee can be an intimidating task. How much coffee? How much water? What is coffee actually supposed to taste like? These questions are what led us to create our Ferris Brewing Series. Each month we will post a new instructional video using a different brewing device. Happy brewing!... continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.