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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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Updated Coffee Packaging

Updated Coffee Packaging

We are rounding the final corner on our brand overhaul here at Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. It all started with re-imagining our logo and followed with packaging updates. The sleek, newly designed products now share a cohesive look and feel to them. Our internal team and design creatives at Rocket Science established bold brand guidelines and raised the standards for who we are. “Rocket Science did a phenomenal job navigating the needs and wants of our team, while simultaneously maturing our brand and building it to sell," Mark Van Tongeren, VP of Sales and Marketing, expressed. Our final push was the...

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Lansing Café Now Open

Lansing Café Now Open

Lansing's Capital City Market is NOW OPEN!  A part of The Gillespie Group’s long-awaited BLOCK600 development, this market by Meijer is focused on providing fresh and convenient food with value to customers. The 4,500 square foot produce department, which will feature and promote Michigan-produced goods, is restocked with fresh food seven days a week and boasts 3,500 products that are unique to Michigan. The store also has six full aisles of food goods, and several aisles of home, health and beauty supplies. At Ferris Coffee, we're lucky to be a part of the new journey in the Lansing community. Our new location...

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Partner Highlight: Terra Bagels

Partner Highlight: Terra Bagels

Bagels and Coffee with Chef Clark Frain of Terra Bagels  Chef Clark Frain brings what we love about Terra GR to a new bagel concept in Eastown. This interview is part of the Ferris Coffee and Nut Partner Series, where we take a deep dive into our partnerships and the local community, to highlight what makes these connections special. By Natalie Bronson   Ferris was thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Terra Bagels, a new bagel shop at 1413 Lake Drive SE in Eastown Grand Rapids. We learned a lot about what makes a good bagel and got some...

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