Ferris Blog

  1. The Back-End Filter

    (Edit: 2016-04-05 // We had a lot of fun preparing this April Fools post for you all! Just to be clear, we purchased clean "filters" for one time use for this photo shoot! At least until next year that is! Thanks for joining us in the many many many puns. Enjoy some laughs and check out our Instagram posts!)

    Introducing our most supportive filter ever, the Back-End Filter! This tag-less coffee filter brings out the best bottom notes for any cup of coffee.

    We’ve spent countless hours in our cupping lab, experimenting with various brewing devices and filter types. Our research has brought us to this conclusion: there is no coffee filter on the market that performs under pressure... continue reading →

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  2. Origin Trip - Costa Rica

    Responsibility in coffee sourcing is so much more than an industry trend. It’s something we owe to our customers, our producers, and to ourselves. We all deserve to know that the coffee we drink has been well cared for in every step of the process.

    Our goal with any origin trip is to deepen our relationships with our producers. As we get to know our coffee farms, the workers, and the people behind the coffee we purchase, we are able to see just how many hands go into making our coffee, well before it hits our cups.

    It’s always an honor and a privilege to work with our producers. Our trip to Costa Rica was a great... continue reading →

  3. SCAA US Coffee Championships

    We are proud to announce that our Head Barista, Daniel Shoup, has qualified for the US Coffee Championship in Atlanta, Georgia! Dan's solid score of 151.85 placed him in the top 36 overall, allowing him to advance to the USBrC in Atlanta.

    The Brewers Cup qualifying competition comprises of two events: Open Service and Compulsory. During Open Service, competitors use their choice pour over method to present their best coffee. They brew three cups of coffee for the three judges and are scored on various points like aroma, flavor, taste description, consistency, and customer service. During Compulsory, competitors are given an unmarked bag of coffee with which they must brew, taste, dial in, and select their choice brewing... continue reading →

  4. US Coffee Championship - Barista Competition - Kansas City

    It's our last day in Kansas City, home of some of the best BBQ around, and this week, the best coffee in the world! Dan and AJ have done an amazing job of representing Ferris Coffee out here for the US Coffee Championships qualifiers. We're anxiously awaiting the judge's final scores, but couldn't be more proud of what these guys have done.

    AJ's coffee also comes from Finca Leoncio, but just 10 miles away from the farm in Costa Rica lies a mill called Helsar de Zarcero. At this mill there is a state of the art cascara processing station, where the skin and mucilage of the coffee is dried out to be sold as tea. AJ... continue reading →

  5. 2016 US Coffee Championship Qualifier - Kansas City

    We're here in Kansas City for the 2016 SCAA US Coffee Championship Qualifiers. Some of the best coffee in the world is being represented here this week, and we are honored to be a part of it all. Our Head Barista Daniel Shoup and Head Trainer AJ Willett are representing Ferris this week with their impeccable beards and delicious coffee. We've met some amazing people in the industry, and connected with some old friends. It's only Wednesday, and we've already had a week full of excitement as the USCC Qualifiers are well under way. Dan wrapped up his portion of the competition in the Brewer's Cup qualifier today, and did a stand... continue reading →