Ferris Blog

  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... continue reading →

  2. 4 Ways to Get Creative with Cherries Berries & Nuts

    We all have our go-to favorites. You know, classic standby foods that you just can't live without. One of ours (and a definite crowd-pleaser) is Roasted + Salted Cherries Berries & Nuts. This mix is salty/sweet heaven, featuring: dried cranberries and cherries with almonds, pecans, and cashews. This month we felt inspired to try using this product in a new way! It's delicious on its own (obviously) and it can make a great topping for salads and oatmeal... but we wanted to step outside of the box a little and try something new. So grab yourself a bag of Cherries Berries & Nuts and get cookin'!

    Chicken Salad ft. Cherries Berries & Nuts

    1. DIY Granola Bars

    Making homemade granola bars is easy... continue reading →

  3. How to Brew Coffee Using an 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!

  4. 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... continue reading →

  5. Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

    The holidays are right around the corner and with them comes the sometimes dreaded task of finding gifts for loved ones. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what your friends and family want or need in their lives and that's why we created this handy dandy gift guide!

    First up, the Homey Homie. This gift set is perfect for that friend who just likes to stay inside and be cozy, no matter what the occasion. Winter Avenue Brew is a coffee blend comprised of our Nicaragua La Amistad and Brazil Carmo de Minas coffees. This blend of coffee has creamy, chocolate, and nutty tasting notes, which makes it a great daily drinker. Throw in a rom-com DVD and your... continue reading →