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What's the Strongest Coffee You Have?

What's the Strongest Coffee You Have?

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get at Ferris is “What is the strongest coffee you have?” There isn’t really a simple answer to this question, therefore let me give you an explanation of some stuff first… When we talk about strength in our coffee, what we’re actually referring to is the Total Dissolved Solids that have been incorporated into the solution (coffee) as a result of brewing. This gets complicated so I won’t go too in depth, but suffice to say that an ideal TDS percentage is in the range of 1.15%-1.350%. This is a measurement...

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Origin Story: El Salvador & Guatemala

Origin Story: El Salvador & Guatemala

Written by Sam Mirto, Director of Coffee During my second trip to coffee producing countries, I spent time in both El Salvador and Guatemala. This trip was every bit as impactful and memorable as my trip to Costa Rica, but for different reasons - as you’ll see. We started out flying into San Salvador in El Salvador, and that’s where I’ll begin. El Salvador is nestled between Honduras and Guatemala in Central America. Before the trip, I was told that the country has some really serious issues with gang violence, which made me a bit apprehensive. As our plane emerged...

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Specialty Coffee & Craft Beer

Specialty Coffee & Craft Beer

Written by Sam Mirto, Director of Coffee I feel like this is a topic I talk about all the time, but I don’t ever get tired of it. Coffee and beer end up in the same conversations on the reg, and for good reason. More and more these days, we’re seeing beer people in coffee bars, coffee people in breweries, coffee in beer, cold brew coffee that drinks like beer, skinny jeans, mug clubs, ironic mustaches, merch for days, collabs, bikes, those hats with the short brims, haircuts that are like shaved on the bottom and really long on top….Shoot,...

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Trade in Your Automatic for a Manual

Trade in Your Automatic for a Manual

There’s really nothing beautiful about a Mr. Coffee brewer, or a Keurig, or really any kind of coffee brewer that you might traditionally find in someone’s home. These plastic machines tend to sit on a person’s counter, and while they might come in unique colors or fancy prints, they never actually get to be part of the conversation. Nobody cares that your Mr. Coffee is red - what really matters is how the coffee tastes. But what if you didn’t have to compromise? What if you could brew great tasting coffee, and have a beautiful coffee brewer sitting on your...

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