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When we set out to make a coffee for all of our customers who are on the go, we wanted to keep the quality of our craft consistent. “We’ve played around with formats such as single serve in the past for instance, but couldn’t get the coffee to taste up to the standards we’d want our customers to experience,”Sam Mirto, Director of Coffee at Ferris explained. In fact, instant coffee isn’t anything new. Soluble coffee was patented in 1881 in France by Alphonse Allais. History even traces a concentrated coffee/milk/sugar mixture used during the American Civil War! Developments and renditions evolved over...
Every coffee farm and mill, no matter where you are in the world, will have their own way of doing things—whether that be growing, processing, or distributing. In Ethiopia, though, many of the farms are so small that they don't have enough money or crop to produce large amounts of coffee. Instead of working on their own, these farms work with co-ops. The basic system here is that these small farms grow coffee and deliver the cherries to washing stations, which are owned by co-ops, to be processed.