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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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Origin Story: Burundi Cofee

Origin Story: Burundi Cofee

We're excited to have a new single-origin coffee coming into our roaster this season! When we set out to create our coffee calendar to reflect the agricultural seasons of the world, we couldn't have anticipated how much the world would change amid a pandemic. The coffee industry wasn't invincible to the troubles of COVID and across the globe, from farm to roaster, we've seen the difficulties hitting at every level. From shortages of workers to pick ripe cherries at the farm level to importing delays at ports, the effects are everywhere.  This isn't to say we're unprepared. With our deep-rooted and long-lasting relationships cultivated over the...

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Coffee Basics: Roast Levels

Coffee Basics: Roast Levels

Becoming familiar with origin flavor characteristics plays a big part for how we roast coffee here at Ferris. Understanding the different stages of the roasting process is something we don’t take lightly when coming up with a recipe for our coffees. The coffee world is a complex, global industry. Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed each year and more specifically more than 450 million cups of coffee are consumed in the United States every day. So it seems you don't have to travel far to get a cup in your...

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Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Expect nothing less than mind-blowing with La Lia. We aren’t overselling this truly unique coffee when we say that. This cutting-edge style of coffee processing with whole cinnamon sticks has created one of the most delicious and distinctive coffees we’ve ever tried! Costa Rican Coffee When our VP of Coffee Operations, Sam Mirto, was in Costa Rica cupping fresh beans from various producers, one particular coffee was snuck onto the table that had him questioning his entire process. From our previous blog about cupping, you know that the method of tasting, measuring, and scoring coffees is an intense undertaking.  “Why...

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