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Coffee Rub Brisket Recipe

Coffee Rub Brisket Recipe

Never-mind that there may be inches of snow on the ground, you'll be digging out your grill or smoker once you read this mouthwatering brisket recipe! Cooking brisket may be time consuming but the wait is well worth it when you add a touch of coffee rub to that decadent slab of meat. Recipe and blog written by Joe Leal, @theketogrillguy A new year means it's time to get back on track with some healthy meals.  It also means breaking some old habits.  I have had some really good steak salads in my life but never have tried a BRISKET salad. I...

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Boozy Coffee Cocktail Recipes

Boozy Coffee Cocktail Recipes

Elevate your next party with these easy, coffee-infused cocktail recipes! All of these recipes feature our specialty coffees from around the world. Choosing a light, medium, or dark roast will change flavor profiles, but trust us when we say you wont be disappointed with any of these cocktails. Get ready to impress friends and family as the new resident mixologist and coffee connoisseur! And for those looking for virgin cocktails, we got you covered with some tasty solutions! There's now a number of zero-proof choices available at stores and we've found these substitutes to be equally delicious: Bourbon or Whiskey 1....

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Coffee Terms: What is a Q-Grader?

Coffee Terms: What is a Q-Grader?

"Q-Grading" is a term used a lot in the specialty coffee world, so what is it exactly? Today we're going to break down what it's about, how people become certified, and the significance of what it all means. Luckily for us at Ferris, we have two staff members who are certified and can explain it all for us.

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Café News & Updates

Café News & Updates

Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. has made the decision to close two Grand Rapids café locations. Downtown is now closed while West Side will remain open through May 22nd. While these cafés close, Ferris turns their attention to their main location on Seward Ave. with plans to expand the retail and café space at their headquarters. While this decision wasn’t one we made lightly or easily, it’s the one we’ve arrived at. Since our move to our main location on Seward Ave. in 2018, our cafés throughout the city have remained as landmarks for our customers to visit and enjoy. These...

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