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Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Origin Story: Costa Rica La Lia

Expect nothing less than mind-blowing with La Lia. We aren’t overselling this truly unique coffee when we say that. This cutting-edge style of coffee processing with whole cinnamon sticks has created one of the most delicious and distinctive coffees we’ve ever tried!

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The All New Harvest Blend

The All New Harvest Blend

As the weather cools and we move towards sweaters, cider, and pumpkin-flavored everything, we set out to create a coffee blend that is both approachable in flavor and highlight the best that this season has to offer. Our choice to move toward rotating coffees in and out of the lineup and using the freshest beans available from around the globe has given us a unique opportunity to create blends that reflect the changing seasons.  "When we decided to fill out the seasonal blend line-up, the need for Harvest Blend became apparent. Bridge Street Revival was the OG seasonal rotating blend,...

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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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