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Recipe: Coffee Ice Cream Pops

Recipe: Coffee Ice Cream Pops

Cooling off with a popsicle in the summer just feels right! But these aren’t your average store-bought, freezer-burnt popsicles; these are homemade using some amazing products from Ferris Coffee. Not to mention they are completely vegan and gluten free. Recipe and blog written by: Maddie Levins-Ireland Picture this: a creamy coffee flavored pop goes for a swim in rich dark chocolate and gets topped off with crushed walnuts for that extra crunch. Are you drooling yet?! This recipe requires just one bowl and a popsicle mold. The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze and trying not to eat...

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Partner Highlight: House Rules Gaming Lounge

Partner Highlight: House Rules Gaming Lounge

The board game revolution is exploding and Grand Rapids, Michigan is lucky enough to have a locally-owned gaming lounge conveniently located downtown. House Rules Board Game Lounge opened in December 2020 and offers a fun environment for all ages. With hundreds of games to play and purchase, every visit to the Lounge is sure to be a new adventure! The first of its kind in West Michigan, House Rules Board Game Lounge has established itself as one of the most unique spots in Grand Rapids for locals and tourists alike. Located at 404 Ionia Ave. SE in the ground level across from...

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Origin Story: Honduras UNIOCAFÉ

Origin Story: Honduras UNIOCAFÉ

UNIOCAFÉ is a producer association in the Ocotepeque region of Western Honduras, and its umbrella organization supports 28 producer groups, representing more than 1,000 coffee farmers. We’re excited to have purchased from the Youth Committee of the Unión de Organizaciones Ocotepecanas de Café (UNIOCAFE) who are participating in the Coffee Kids Program. UNIOCAFE is a producer association in the Ocotepeque region of Western Honduras, and its umbrella organization supports 28 producer groups, representing more than 1,000 coffee farmers.  Since 2007, UNIOCAFE has invested in its producer network by providing training, financing and access to coffee buyers. In 2016, UNIOCAFE expanded its...

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Customer Highlight: Frosty Boy

Customer Highlight: Frosty Boy

In Grand Rapids, the local ice cream parlor is a cherished past time. Likely a corner shop that, for decades, has been serving neighborhood kids (and adults) their favorite indulgent treat: ice cream. Over the years some shops renovate, some hold onto the nostalgia, and most expand their menus; accommodating dietary restrictions, serving locally made goods, and looking for the next big thing. For Frosty Boy, Ferris' Nitro Cold Brew was that *new* special item they were looking for. Frosty Boy, the comeback kid. Locally-owned and operated, Frosty Boy has been a staple in the Creston neighborhood for years. In 2015, after...

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