Posts by Cassandra Beach

  1. How to Make Your Own Nut Milk

    “We are the perfect collision of two worlds, being a coffee & nut company, so why wouldn’t we experiment with nut milks?” – Cody Gallagher

    In recent years, nut milk has become an attractive beverage, even to those who are not dairy intolerant. There are many reasons why someone would want to drink it. On top of it being healthy, vegan, and environmentally sustainable, it can also be consumed for flavor profile and body.

    Cody Gallagher, Ferris west side coffee shop Barista, concocts all the Ferris coffee shop's specialty drinks. You could say he is a sort of coffee mixologist! He has been experimenting with non-dairy milks for some time now. He noticed that many milk alternatives in the marketplace lack nutritional value and do not steam well for a latte. This is what motivated him to experiment with a healthy and steam-able... continue reading →

  2. National Nutrition Month

    3 reasons why you should choose Ferris nuts or trail mixes over that bag of chips you've been contemplating:

    Not All Fats Are BadYou can have your nuts and eat them too! Many believe that nuts are not good for you because they are just too darn satiating. We want to make sure the high-in-fat-therefore-not-good-for-you stigma is set straight. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fats, also known as the good fats that reduce bad cholesterol in the body. According to the American Heart Association, intake of monounsaturated fats can lower risk of stroke or heart disease.

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    Live a Long Healthy LifeAccording to a recent study recorded by the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, nut and seed consumption is related to decreasing the biological aging process by approximately 1.5 years.Tucker, Larry A. "Consumption of Nuts and Seeds... continue reading →

  3. All About Almonds - Nut Blog Series

    Today is National Almond Day, and to celebrate we’re kicking off a new Nut Blog Series! With each post, we’ll highlight a different nut, share a little history and background information, and talk about the health benefits that they offer. We’re also working on some really great recipes to share with you all down the road! Before we get too ahead of ourselves, we’ll kick off this Nut Blog Series by honoring National Almond Day with a post all about almonds.

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    History

    Almonds have long been a staple in human diets. In fact, anthropologists have discovered that they were served to the Egyptian Pharaohs in the form of bread. Almonds were also referenced in the Old Testament of the Bible dozens of times as a metaphor of strength, beauty and sustenance. We still incorporate almonds in our lives today, whether we pour... continue reading →

  4. #goals

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    With 2017 well underway, it is a great time to check in with the goals you made for the New Year. Studies show that early February typically marks a decline in motivation, especially when it comes to resolutions or fitness goals. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of healthy choices to inspire a little extra encouragement. These snack alternatives are some great options to help keep you on track.

    Ferris’ most popular mix, Cherries, Berries and Nuts, is a great snacking alternative. This mix offers a delicious blend of dried cherries & cranberries, cashews, pecans, and almonds. It’s great by itself, or added as a topping on your yogurt. Try the heart healthy raw version to get even more of the health benefits.

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  5. Origin Trip - California

    IMG_1593.JPGAt the end of February, myself and two other members of the Ferris team went on a trip to California to touch base with our almond and walnut suppliers. Our mission was to become better acquainted with the growing and processing methods of both of these tree nuts. In just two days we toured three almond processing facilities, two walnut shelling/processing facilities, an almond orchard and a walnut orchard. It was a busy two days!

    When we arrived in California, the last of the almonds were blooming. We watched the petal fall as we listened to the loud buzzing bees, brought in for the bloom to ensure successful cross-pollination. Their hives were evenly spaced between trees. After maturing, harvesting, drying, hulling and shelling, the raw whole almond kernels travel to a facility where they go through numerous... continue reading →