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Origin Story: Brazil

Origin Story: Brazil

One third of all coffee in the world comes from Brazil. Of the 130 million bags of coffee produced every year, Brazil is responsible for 50-60 million of that total. It’s a nation home to the Amazon, eccentric fútbol fans, the famous Carnival celebrations, and gorgeous miles of beaches. People travel from around the globe to soak up the culture and sun from South America’s largest country and it’s been a powerhouse in the coffee industry for the last 150 years.  The coffee-growing regions are mostly in the south east like Sāo Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Bahia, Rondônia, and...

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Griffins Hockey Gets a Boost with Ferris Coffee

Griffins Hockey Gets a Boost with Ferris Coffee

GET YOUR FOAM FINGERS READY BECAUSE FERRIS COFFEE IS THE 2019-2020 OFFICIAL COFFEE SPONSOR OF THE GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS AND VAN ANDEL ARENA! Ferris Coffee Co. has been lucky to work with some amazing partners within Grand Rapids over the years. Now we are excited to add yet another wonderful ally in the community, the Van Andel Arena! Located in the heart of downtown, they've been serving the city since 1996, hosting a vast number of entertainment acts from Disney On Ice, the Detroit Pistons, Paul McCartney, WWE, Justin Timberlake and many more. It has become a driving force in helping Grand...

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All About Honey Processing

All About Honey Processing

We have a couple of Costa Rican coffees launching this week (Herbazu & Los Angeles). The coffees are Honey Processed, which is all the rage in Costa Rica. A unique process that doesn’t actually involved honey or bees. So what the heck is it?  Honey processing is one of the many ways mills process their coffee cherries. This wasn't always the way in Costa Rica. After an earthquake in 2008, there was a water shortage within the country. Farmers were left dealing with the lack of water and had to come up with creative ways to not waste their crops....

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Origin Story: Herbazu

Origin Story: Herbazu

It’s been a couple years since we’ve had this wonderful crop on our shelves. Coffees from the Herbazu Mill in the West Valley in Costa Rica are rich in history and flavor. “Herbazu” stands for Hermanos Barrantes Zuniga, which consists of four brothers and their sister (plus one brother-in-law). The siblings are third generation coffee farmers and together created the Herbazu micro mill in 2001. Their mission is to create the best coffee possible and to take the risks necessary to do so. The owner of the micro mill, Antonio “Toño” Barrantes, has dedicated his life to the farms and is known as...

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