Brand New & State-of-the-Art

Conveniently located on Grand Rapids' historic west side

Located within Ferris Coffee & Nut's headquarters, The Foundry is proud to be part of the tradition of Grand Rapids' west side. This easily accessible facility was designed specifically to be used as a center for professional coffee development. With a hands-on espresso lab, a designated cupping lab, and high-quality machines from world-class manufacturers, The Foundry works to forge a professional education around all aspects of the coffee industry.

A staple in the roasting industry for more than 90 years, Ferris is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure consistency from batch-to-batch.

In addition to the roasting facility, the Ferris coffee shop uses the same equipment, tools, and techniques that are taught within The Foundry, showing that our instructors truly practice what they teach.

The facility can hold up to 8 students per session.

Classroom Equipment

  • Espresso machines:
    • La Marzocco
    • Synesso
    • Rancilio
    • Nuova Simonelli
  • Grinders:
    • Mahlkonig
    • Rancilio
    • Nuova Simonelli
  • Water filtration:
    • EverPure
    • GMD
  • Brewing and water systems:
    • Wilbur Curtis
  • Additional equipment:
    • Espresso Parts


227 Winter Avenue NW
Grand Rapids MI 49504
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