Dec 10 2018
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Brad Fritcher Live! Sat 12/15 6pm

By Matt Marietti

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Nov 8 2018
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Host an Event @ de Fer!

By Matt Marietti

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Jul 24 2018
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de Fer is Hiring!

By Matt Marietti

July 24, 2018: We are excited to announce that we are hiring for very two critical positions. Please take a look at the descriptions below–and if interested email a resume and a paragraph or two about what would make you great…

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Jun 26 2018
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Angel’s Place Benefit Happy Hour

By Matt Marietti

This is a happy hour you can feel good about. Click Here to Buy Tickets! 100% of ticket-sale proceeds will go directly to Angel’s Place–a local non-profit we have been involved with for several years because we deeply believe in their…

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Jun 26 2018
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What Happened to All the Parking? Project Update 6.26.18

By Matt Marietti

Many of you, especially our regular customers–have no doubt noticed there is some major construction happening on Smallman St. It’s made parking for all of you, and business for us–a bit tougher, no doubt. I wanted to give everyone a quick…

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Jan 25 2018
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A Dream Come True!

By Matt Marietti

One month ago, we opened the doors on a business that I have figuratively and literally dreamed about since I was a child. Though we only decided to make coffee roasting the core of our business a few years ago—I always…

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Dec 12 2017
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A New Bag for a Great Cause

By Matt Marietti

Angels’ Place is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit–one that me and my wife (Vanessa) have been involved with for years–because we believe very deeply in their mission and the positive impact they are making on our city. And we are now extremely proud…

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Jul 15 2017
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Cold Brew – the Only Way to Make Iced Tea!

By Matt Marietti

There’s probably no better remedy to the sun, sweat and swelter of mid-summer than a tall glass of ice-cold tea. We are very supportive of any such beverage, but we’ve done a lot of experimenting lately at home and farmers markets, and we figured we would give you a couple of tips to help take your tea from good to outstanding.

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Jul 15 2017
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Coffee, Camping & Steak in the Fire

By Matt Marietti

In our opinion, it makes sense to give camping coffee as much attention as you’d give it at home—and it’s really not hard.

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Jul 15 2017
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WTF is a Bergamot?

By Matt Marietti

Legendary comedian Mitch Hedberg once asked “what the f*ck is a sesame?” Meaning we’re all familiar with the sesame SEED, but no one really knows what they come from, or what they would grow into.

Similarly, many tea drinkers know that ‘bergamot’ is they key ingredient in Earl Grey tea—but few take the time to ask, “WTF is a bergamot”? Is it an herb? A spice? A kind of plant? Some kind of algae or fermented fish paste?

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Jul 15 2017
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Specialty Coffee and Defective Beans!

By Matt Marietti

“What is specialty coffee?”
I’m pretty sure that was the response I got back from at least one parent and several friends when I told them about de Fer. It’s a GREAT question—especially because the follow-up question is so often “…and why does it cost so much!?”

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Jul 13 2017
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Nice to Meet You!

By Matt Marietti

We chose a San Franciscan as our coffee roaster for lots of great reasons. Top notch quality and reliability, amazing customer service from a company comprised of good, down to earth people. That’s right up our alley. When we realized they were built in Carson City Nevada, that was icing on the cake.

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WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS.

At De Fer, we believe that coffee and tea are as much about the people as they are the product. We support and partner with cafes, artists, grocers, restaurants – you name it – to create amazing custom roasts, beautiful art, and exclusive products. If you’re interested in becoming a bigger part of your brand’s coffee or tea offerings, crafting a proprietary roast, or having your art showcased, hit us up!

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