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Origin Story: Guatemala

Origin Story: Guatemala

At Ferris, our mission of sourcing with thought and intention drives the decisions we make. Our sourcing practices are a priority simply because we do depend on the planet’s people and its resources for the success and growth of our company. For these reasons, we've continued to source coffee from San Miguel year after year offering it as a single-origin and also working the product in some of our best selling blends.

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Origin Story: el Vergel

Origin Story: el Vergel

The need for el Vergel came about with our recent change to further implementing seasonal purchasing for our yearly coffee lineup. With our focus on bringing coffee at its peak freshness from harvest into the hands of our consumers, el Vergel filled an important gap in our availability. We wanted to fill in the gap with a coffee that not only had certifications but also had a similar mission to empower women in coffee growing countries.

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Cupping Coffees in Guatemala

Cupping Coffees in Guatemala

How We Choose Coffee Earlier this year, a team from Ferris was fortunate to travel down to Guatemala to visit our partners at the San Miguel Mill located just outside of Antigua. While there, our certified Q-grader and VP of Coffee Operations, Sam Mirto, along with Education Assistant, Hannah McClure, cupped over 80 different coffees the farm had to offer. Check out the behind the scenes look at what it takes to cup that many coffees and how we choose what we decide to bring back to you!  We have been doing business with our partners at the San Miguel...

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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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