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  1. 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 →

  2. #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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  3. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

    Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

    Every trimester Ferris welcomes our friends and future industry professionals from The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education (SICE) to spend time here learning about coffee.  As a company we value the work that the SICE is doing, and their dedication to educating their students and future restaurant owners, chefs, cooks, and bakers about the importance of coffee within the culinary and service world.

    Having a close relationship with the Program Directors and Chefs at The Secchia Institute, Mark VanTongeren has worked alongside them to create and spearhead something special and honestly one of a kind.  This event was ten tables of eight people, with each seat price going to benefit a scholarship fund and the recently opened Fountain Hill... continue reading →

  4. 2016 US Coffee Championship Qualifier - Kansas City

    FerrisCoffee_SCAAQualifiers_JRF_0004.jpgWe're here in Kansas City for the 2016 SCAA US Coffee Championship Qualifiers. Some of the best coffee in the world is being represented here this week, and we are honored to be a part of it all. Our Head Barista Daniel Shoup and Head Trainer AJ Willett are representing Ferris this week with their impeccable beards and delicious coffee. We've met some amazing people in the industry, and connected with some old friends. It's only Wednesday, and we've already had a week full of excitement as the USCC Qualifiers are well under way. Dan wrapped up his portion of the competition in the Brewer's Cup qualifier today, and did a stand up job of representing our team.

    Dan's competition coffee comes from a family owned farm in Costa Rica called... continue reading →

  5. Welcome AJ Willett: Head Trainer at The Foundry

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    Trained by both Stumptown technicians and CoffeeFest latte art champion, Cabell Tice, AJ Willett continued to develop his barista skills in combination with management and retail training.

    “I have made it my goal to develop my exposure within specialty coffee, tea, and beverages enough to form a career within this ever so exciting field,” he states on his LinkedIn profile.

    A graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and Digital Media, AJ’s passion for coffee led him to internships and roles that increased his industry knowledge and skills. He has some exposure to small batch coffee roasting, extensive espresso training, and a strong understanding of milk science. AJ is able to effectively communicate with students of all levels, from aspiring novices to seasoned professionals. With extensive training and experience in managing employees and... continue reading →