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  1. Celebrate National Heart Month

    February is National Heart Month and there's no better way to celebrate than by grabbing a handful of your favorite nutty mix! When you incorporate nuts and dried fruit into your diet, you’re doing more than just having a delicious snack—you’re boosting your heart health in a bunch of amazing ways. 

    When you eat nuts as a part of a healthy diet: 

    Your LDL (Bad) cholesterol levels are lowered Your risk of developing blood clots is lowered The lining of your arteries gets healthier You improve your overall health and can lose weight

    Here's where dried fruit comes into play. Both nuts and dried fruit have vitamins and minerals, but when you pair the two together—whoa! You’re looking at one protein-packed, vitamin & mineral-rich super snack. One of our go-to heart-healthy snacks is Cherries Berries & Nuts... continue reading →

  2. Brewing Video: Aeropress

    We're back with another brewing video and this time we've got the Aeropress! This brewing device is lightweight and made of plastic, which makes it perfect for hiking or camping. When you're not hitting the trails, the Aeropress is a quick and easy way to make a single cup of coffee at home. If you're looking for some hands-on coffee training, check out some of our Home Brewing classes at The Foundry. Happy brewing!

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  3. Origin Story- Ethiopia

    Small Washing Station in Yirgacheffe 

    Sam, our Director of Coffee, recently made his way to southern Ethiopia to explore the Gedeo coffee-growing region. This process wasn’t easy—four days air time, five days on the ground, and approximately 30 driving hours—but it was worth it. Along his way, Sam was able to check out a few new farms, strengthen existing relationships, and experience the birthplace of coffee.

    Anytime you travel you have to expect some sort of jet lag, but what Sam didn’t realize is that not only was he 8 hours ahead of his normal time zone but he had, in fact, traveled back in time to March of 2010! An interesting thing about Ethiopia is that, while we in the US use the Gregorian calendar, they use the Coptic calendar which is about 7 to 8 years behind ours.

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  4. Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe

    Cozy sweaters are out and the leaves are falling. It's definitely fall, ya'll! With fall comes one of the most controversial flavor profiles of our modern day: pumpkin spice. If you already love pumpkin spice, prepare to fall even more in love. And if you haven't quite warmed up to it yet, GET READY because this vegan, gluten-free pumpkin spice waffle is about to change the pumpkin spice game. This recipe has all of the comfort and warmth you could want from a seasonal waffle, without any of the guilt. If you're feeling adventurous, try it out in a mini waffle maker (the added cuteness factor is well worth it). 

    Ingredients1½ cups Ferris raw almonds2 tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 small very ripe banana, mashed½ cup pumpkin puree1 TBS agave nectar or maple syrup1 cup almond... continue reading →