The Education Lab

Education creates empowerment. When we are encouraged to learn, growth is the result. At the Ferris Coffee Lab, we aim to share our passion, knowledge, and expertise in order to equip our employees, our customers, and the general public with the skills and tools needed to better understand the specialty coffee industry, and ultimately, to make better coffee. It's here in these facilities that we offer hands-on training in a variety of classes and workshops. This investment in the specialty coffee community pays back two-fold: we build stronger relationships with our customers and they represent Ferris with the quality and integrity that we strive for every day. 

Our Coffee Lab was built in 2018 and is connected to our large production facility which hosts our roastery, nitro canning line, and packaging machines. The sensory-controlled room can accommodate groups small to large comfortably and is built for educational classes, hosting coffee industry competitions, and wholesale customer tastings. Every Ferris wholesale customer has free access to coffee education through The Foundry so they can continue to improve and grow their coffee experience.

Amanda Brand 

Training and Consulting Services
Coordinator at Mindscape

I have to say, it was pretty freaking awesome. Our tasting specialist brewed us seven different types of coffee from all three of the tiers that Ferris offers, answering any questions we had on the proper way to brew coffee. He also gave us in-depth descriptions on the different origins of the beans we were tasting, and provided us with insights on the coffee biz as a whole. Overall, the experience was outstanding. The coffee was amazing and the staff was even better. We left with a good idea of what coffee would work for our office and I think I speak for my whole team when I say we found a coffee provider who we love!”

Visit Us

Mon - Friday: 9AM - 5PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

Phone: 616.459.6257 ext. 142
839 Seward Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Interested in learning as
a Wholesale Account?

In an effort to provide specialty coffee to everyone, let us come to you! Our staff will be happy to have an off-site tasting to educate your staff of our offerings and coffee program.

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