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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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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.

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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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