With a heritage of growers, exporters, importers, and roasters, Orinoco Coffee & Tea has produced and sold the finest coffees and teas since 1909.

Roasted in MD, Delivered to the US

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January 2014

We are pleased to announced the release of our new company website! The site was created by Kenmont Design, a full-service graphic design studio in Richmond, VA. Visually, the new site is bright, colorful, and full of fresh content and beautiful imagery. The responsive design ensures you will get the best experience, no matter what kind of device you use to view the site, and the architecture has expanded to include more in-depth information about our company, its process, and its products. “I’m very pleased with the work my Richmond marketing team has done,” says Pedro Ramirez, CEO, Orinoco Coffee & Tea. “We now

This winter season we ask, which will you choose to be, NAUGHTY or spice?   NEW Featured Coffee: Orinoco Dark Devil Blend Just naughty enough to be devilishly good Oh something dark and devilish this way comes! We’ve created a new blend for the winter season and it’s just naughty enough to be devilishly good. Our Dark Devil Blend is sinfully smooth, dark, and velvety. Few can escape the temptation of its chocolaty aroma. Will you?     Featured Tea: Harney & Son’s Cinnamon Spice Voted most popular If you prefer tea, there’s nothing like the zing of Harney & Son’s Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. One of Harney’s most popular flavored

[caption id="attachment_766" align="alignright" width="270"] Pedro Ramirez, CEO, Orinoco Coffee & Tea[/caption] Although the Ramirez family’s coffee roots go back to a small coffee trading business founded by their Great Grandfather Leornard Alarcon in 1909, it wasn’t until almost 90 years later that Orinoco’s carefully selected Venezuelan coffee beans actually made it to the United States. Believe it or not, when Orinoco first started, our beans were roasted and packaged in separate locations in Maryland, and then stored in a home garage before being taken out for delivery! Since its founding in the late 1990’s, Pedro and Juan Carlos Ramirez have twice expanded

[caption id="attachment_396" align="alignleft" width="200"] Megan Levis, Orinoco’s director of sales.[/caption] Choosing the right coffee equipment for your shop or store is important, and it can be a difficult decision. We asked Megan Levis, Orinoco’s director of sales and coffee industry veteran, a few in depth questions about the process of purchasing commercial coffee equipment, and how to determine which brand will best suit your shop’s needs. Q: Orinoco sells a variety of commercial coffee equipment. How do you know which coffee machine to recommend? Levis: “First of all, all of the sales reps at Orinoco are experienced in recommending coffee equipment. We look

Orinoco’s Master Roaster Travels to Italy to Become Certified in Sensory Analysis. Creates Roastmaster Reserve. There is probably no one more passionate about coffee than our very own Master Roaster, JC Ramirez. Not convinced? Simply ask him if origin matters and see what happens! You will become instantly enveloped in his energy. But that’s not really surprising is it? The Ramirez family has been immersed in the coffee industry since the early 1900s. Like family members before him, JC has walked among the coffee trees of Ethiopia, has trained abroad with espresso professionals, and has expertly roasted thousands of pounds of coffee beans

Roastmaster Reserve “Complex full body with a creamy finish” Not long after his certification trip to the renown Tasters Center in Italy, Master Roaster JC Ramirez lovingly mixed a careful blend of Colombian, Kalossi, Tanzania Peaberry, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and Kenya coffee beans to create our finest coffee to date. Says Ramirez, “I have chosen the best from South America, Indonesia, and West Africa to create this coffee blend. It delivers a low acidity coffee with a complex full body and a creamy finish.” We think this blend could be your next passion. This product will only be available for a short time, so order

Orinoco Espresso Brescia “Perfection” Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it did. We’ve refined our espresso to include a delicate blend of Colombian, Santos, Kalossi and Costa Rican beans. It’s dark. It’s dreamy. It’s ESPRESSO BRESCIA. Says Master Roaster JC Ramirez, “This is our best espresso blend yet. The balance between the reddish, thick crema and the great body of the coffee is perfection.”  

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