Wednesday, July 24, 2013


So Susan loves going to Austin! I am pretty sure if she could pack up and move there tomorrow she probably would. I myself love San Antonio but do enjoy the occasional trip to Austin. The fact is Austin is just plain fun and additionally its home to some of our favorite people who we got to visit with yesterday. :) 

Chef Troy Knapp at the Driskill Hotel was our first stop...

We had a wonderful time having lunch in the beautiful historic Driskill and then meeting with some of the fantastic chefs and management. Susan spent some time teaching them a bit about how we Q grade our coffee and the story behind our company...

 Then it was sniffing and slurping time! 

I love watching folks participate in their first cupping. Its always fun to watch them be a little nervous about the first slurping action and then needing to spit the coffee out into a cup. Of course the jokes and teasing commenced and it was all in good fun. In the end I like to think they left with a much better understanding about coffee and how to incorporate it into their menu. We love educating people on just how lovely and complex coffee really is. We look forward to working with them more in the future. 

Next stop...El Naranjo!!

My mother has been friends with Ernesto and Iliana De La Vega for a long time. Their restaurant in Austin is hands down one of my favorite places to eat. The food is always delicious!

I have never had a dish there I didn't like so next time you are in Austin you have to make this a stop. Their coffee blend is one they designed specifically for their menu with Susan and its FANTASTIC. 

Our visit was short and sweet and just a quick stop to catch up and say hello. All in all an awesome day trip meeting with friends and clients and spreading some more coffee bean love. 


Monday, July 22, 2013

Embracing the new...

Hello Folks!!

These past few months have brought so many exciting changes for us here at Ferra Coffee. Its amazing how much can happen in such a short amount of time. 

First let me say that I have been tasked with keeping this blog up to date on the life of coffee roaster. I will do my best to fulfill this responsibility. Hey! Roasting coffee is exciting stuff!! :D

So I guess the biggest announcement I should start with is that we are now working with a local distributor! This is kind of a HUGE deal! All this time we have been our own manufacturer and distributor but we started to get so busy we realized it was time to call in some big guns. With that we welcomed GauchoGourmet to the family. 

I can't say enough wonderful things about these guys. They are the very definition of awesome. They have the same heart as we do and value customer service above all else. We couldn't have picked better people to help us care for our accounts and keep on supplying people with the best coffee in the world! So if you are a restaurant or business interested in carrying our coffee or just a customer interested in taking a pound home to your family give GauchoGourmet a call or stop by their location. They have the nicest display of our coffee including a self serve bar out of our lovely little wooden barrels. I love seeing that every time I walk in. 

Having this happen is such an exciting step for us and I hope you all are as excited as we are :) . 

Well that's the first bit of good news I will share for now. More and more to come. In the meantime I must prepare for a trip to Austin tomorrow to see a most beloved friend and chef who is always so wonderful to work with. We will let you know what exciting things we come up with from that. Also...iced coffee. Hmmm...what are the possibilities? ;)