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Origin Story: Guatemala

Origin Story: Guatemala

In March 2020 before the world was transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic with regulations, limited travel, and restricted borders, a few of us from Ferris were fortunate enough to travel south and visit our friends at the San Miguel mill in Guatemala, located outside of Antigua. Written by: Sarah Eyk We emerged from the airport into a wave of humidity and bustling city streets. Colorful camionetas (or chicken busses) packed the roads and honking taxis swerved by as we made our way through the mountains to the mill. Our host, Adrian Cabrera, is the nephew of general manager Estuardo Falla, whose family has owned and...

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Origin Story: el Vergel

Origin Story: el Vergel

Our team traveled to Guatemala in the Spring of 2020, fortunately before air travel was nearly prohibited and COVID-19 had taken a stronghold on the global economy to visit our long-standing partners at the San Miguel mill. While sourcing and cupping new coffees on the origin trip, Ferris’ VP of Coffee Operations, Sam Mirto, had a chance to try this new crop from El Vergel. Not only did the cupping score and tasting notes alert Mirto to its potential but also the fact that it came from a coffee program, Café Femenino, designed to ethical sourcing model committed to ending the...

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Step Up Your Salads

Step Up Your Salads

A salad a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. Move over apples, it's time for salads to shine as one of the healthier eating habits one can adapt.  Improve nutrition, lose weight, or changing eating habits- salads are often a go-to solution. Being mindful of what you top your leafy greens with is what will make the difference. Making smart choices will lead to healthy results.  Salads are a great foundation to lay out your daily dose of fruits and veggies. The cool crunch and refreshing bites will leave you craving more and embracing this new all-star....

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Be Your Own Barista: The Dalgona

Be Your Own Barista: The Dalgona

Well, we can thank TikTok for one thing and that's for making the Dalgona drink a viral hit. It luxurious look seems unreal and the fact that anyone has the ability to make this fabulous drink makes it even more mystical!  The Dalgona originated in South Korea involves three simple ingredients: instant coffee, granulated sugar, and water. Yep, that's it! You don't even need a coffee machine to enjoy this burst of caffeine and while cafés are closed, it can make you feel like an unstoppable barista in the comforts of your own home! A stand mixer on high sure...

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