Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
Nov 16 - 18, 2023

Ferris Coffee Offers Tips on How to Pick Your Perfect Roast on National Coffee Day — Friday, September 29

Ferris Coffee Offers Tips on How to Pick Your Perfect Roast on National Coffee Day — Friday, September 29

A lot of factors go into one single cup of coffee: the country of origin, processing method, roast level, storage, brew method, we could go on and on. One important factor we’ll focus on is choosing the perfect roast level for you, the coffee drinker! Nick, our Head Roaster here at Ferris Coffee, gave us the scoop on what to look for in a roast level.

If you’re a fan of lively wines or acidic cuisine, light roast is for you. In our shops, we like to brew our light roast coffees as pour overs so that we can highlight the vibrant and more nuanced tasting notes that they offer. Light roasts offer extreme variance from cup to cup so if you like to try unique things and live on the ‘culinary edge’, try out a fruity and bright light roast coffee.

For people who like the sweeter side of life with a little extra comfort, medium roast is like a snuggly blanket for the palate. Sweet, warm, and comforting without any overwhelming acidity or lasting bitterness. This is the perfect coffee for a dark roast fan who is looking to get out of their comfort zone a bit but doesn’t want to stray too far from home.

Dark roast is a favorite amongst coffee drinkers who enjoy adding cream and sugar to their coffee but still want the flavor and boldness of their coffee to shine through. A good dark roast coffee pairs well with lively foods, take breakfast for example, as it won’t overwhelm your palate.

If you’re looking to try out a new roast level or simply want to stay in your roast level comfort zone, visit one of our coffee shops and check out our offerings. Any one of our baristas can help you through deciding which coffee will be best for you! If coffee isn’t really your thing, we also serve hot chocolate, cider, chai, iced drinks, and we’ve recently added small food menus to both our West Side and Downtown shops.

If you’re attending the GR Wine, Beer & Food Festival (Nov. 16-18), come visit our booth in the RendezBREW area, located in the west end of the Grand Gallery.