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The Particulars about Peanuts

The Particulars about Peanuts

It is a legume that goes by many names...the ground nut, earth nut, ground pea, goober, monkey nut but is most commonly known as...the peanut!  History and Origin All Ferris peanuts are US-grown, though the species isn't native to the continental US. Originally, they hail from South America and made their journey to the states by taking the “scenic route.” Like many plants during the colonialism era, Spanish explorers brought the legume across the ocean and introduced the crop to Europe and Africa. Eventually peanuts made their way from Africa to North America during the Atlantic slave trade. Peanuts began...

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"What's the Strongest Coffee You Have?"

"What's the Strongest Coffee You Have?"

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get at Ferris is “What is the strongest coffee you have?” There isn’t really a simple answer to this question, therefore let me give you an explanation of some stuff first… Written by Sam Mirto, VP of Coffee Operations When we talk about strength in our coffee, what we’re actually referring to is the Total Dissolved Solids that have been incorporated into the solution (coffee) as a result of brewing. This gets complicated so I won’t go too in depth, but suffice to say that an ideal TDS percentage is in the...

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Origin Story: Ethiopia

Origin Story: Ethiopia

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...

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The Many Benefits of Great Workplace Coffee

The Many Benefits of Great Workplace Coffee

People spend a lot of time at work—about one third of our lives on average. With such a big chunk of our time devoted to work, more and more businesses are taking strides to find a better work/life balance and keep their employees productive, happy, and challenged in positive ways. According to a recent survey by Statista, 36% of people in the US drink coffee at work. In fact work is the second most popular location (other than at home) to imbibe in our favorite beverage. Many of us have a pretty strong home coffee game. We know how to...

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