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Punch You in the Face Acidity: Thirikwa

Punch You in the Face Acidity: Thirikwa

Kenyan coffees have consistently been some of our favorites because of their punchy acidity and juiciness. Back again this year, Thirikwa will leave you impressed with the region’s unique flavor profile.  The History of Coffee in Kenya Although Ethiopia is believed to be the region from which coffee originated, Kenya didn’t begin to grow and cultivate the crop until 1893. Through a complicated and difficult history of British colonization and wars, it wasn’t until after 1960 that some Africans were allowed to grow coffee but still had major restrictions put on them. Thankfully after many reforms, coffee growers in Kenya have...

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It's Time to Stress Less

It's Time to Stress Less

Who has stress? Who thinks they can manage stress on their own? These are the questions that prompted Ferris to look into better options for their employees and families. The average American worker will spend a third of their life at work so it’s no surprise that work-life can bleed into home-life and vice-versa. With mental health becoming the No. 1 public health concern, companies have begun to seek out better ways to support their employees beyond the paycheck. When it comes to happiness in the workplace, recent studies have highlighted the most pressing issues and how to overcome them as...

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Origin Story: California Almonds

Origin Story: California Almonds

At 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,...

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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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