Ferris Blog

  1. How to Brew Coffee Using an Aeropress

    We're back with another brewing video and this time we've got the Aeropress! This brewing device is lightweight and made of plastic, which makes it perfect for hiking or camping. When you're not hitting the trails, the Aeropress is a quick and easy way to make a single cup of coffee at home. If you're looking for some hands-on coffee training, check out some of our Home Brewing classes at The Foundry. Happy brewing!

  2. Origin Story- Ethiopia

    Small Washing Station in Yirgacheffe 

    Sam, our Director of Coffee, recently made his way to southern Ethiopia to explore the Gedeo coffee-growing region. This process wasn’t easy—four days air time, five days on the ground, and approximately 30 driving hours—but it was worth it. Along his way, Sam was able to check out a few new farms, strengthen existing relationships, and experience the birthplace of coffee.

    Anytime you travel you have to expect some sort of jet lag, but what Sam didn’t realize is that not only was he 8 hours ahead of his normal time zone but he had, in fact, traveled back in time to March of 2010! An interesting thing about Ethiopia is that, while we in the... continue reading →

  3. 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... continue reading →

  4. Corporate Gift Giving

    As we look towards the 2017 Holiday season, gift-giving can seem like a daunting task, both personally and professionally. An important thing to remember is that, while it may seem overwhelming amidst end of the year tasks, giving a corporate gift can bring about good business both internally and externally. 

    Business relationships can benefit immensely from intentional, well thought-out gift giving. Clients and customers will remember your company fondly when you take the time to give them a great gift. Existing client relationships will be solidified and your brand image will strengthen in the eyes of your new clients when you take the time to show them you care. When you give gifts to your employees, you are telling... continue reading →

  5. Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe

    Cozy sweaters are out and the leaves are falling. It's definitely fall, ya'll! With fall comes one of the most controversial flavor profiles of our modern day: pumpkin spice. If you already love pumpkin spice, prepare to fall even more in love. And if you haven't quite warmed up to it yet, GET READY because this vegan, gluten-free pumpkin spice waffle is about to change the pumpkin spice game. This recipe has all of the comfort and warmth you could want from a seasonal waffle, without any of the guilt. If you're feeling adventurous, try it out in a mini waffle maker (the added cuteness factor is well worth it). 

    Ingredients
    1½ cups Ferris raw almonds
    2 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp... continue reading →