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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

Every coffee farm and mill, no matter where you are in the world, will have their own way of doing things—whether that be growing, processing, or distributing. In Ethiopia, though, many of the farms are so small that they don't have enough money or crop to produce large amounts of coffee. Instead of working on their own, these farms work with co-ops. The basic system here is that these small farms grow coffee and deliver the cherries to washing stations, which are owned by co-ops, to be processed. 

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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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What’s Up with Walnuts?

What’s Up with Walnuts?

National Walnut Day was created in 1949 by the Walnut Marketing Board to encourage Americans to eat more walnuts. Walnuts are a very versatile nut and can be used in baking, cooking and plant-based milks!  History The walnut tree has a rich history with people. Walnuts have been cultivated and consumed by humans for thousands of years, dating back to 7,000 BCE, and have been recognized for their health benefits since then. Today, three quarters of the global supply are produced in California. Though we call them “English” walnuts, in actuality they are native to Persia. Walnuts were traded along the silk...

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