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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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Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Bliss Bites

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Bliss Bites

There’s something so special about the taste of a cinnamon roll. But they aren’t the easiest or quickest treat to make! Luckily, these bliss bites have that same mouthwatering flavor as cinnamon rolls but are no-bake and only require 5 ingredients.

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Partner Highlight: House Rules Gaming Lounge

Partner Highlight: House Rules Gaming Lounge

The board game revolution is exploding and Grand Rapids, Michigan is lucky enough to have a locally-owned gaming lounge conveniently located downtown. House Rules Board Game Lounge opened in December 2020 and offers a fun environment for all ages. With hundreds of games to play and purchase, every visit to the Lounge is sure to be a new adventure!

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Origin Story: Honduras UNIOCAFÉ

Origin Story: Honduras UNIOCAFÉ

Since 2007, UNIOCAFE has invested in its producer network by providing training, financing and access to coffee buyers. In 2016, UNIOCAFE expanded its programs to focus on empowering youth, promoting gender equity and addressing climate change — and were identified as an ideal group for the Coffee Kids program to team with. Currently, UNIOCAFE provides young producers with best-practices training in coffee cultivation, cupping and coffee quality, as well as processing and preparation for export. At the same time, the youth are learning how to develop strong organizational and business skills.

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