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

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October 2020

As we all know, when you buy just about any product now the label is filled with promises. How it was grown or processed, where it came from, how it got here, what it has in it… When it comes to coffee, many people look at all these images and wonder, “What do these mean?” Well, in this blog we are going to break down the mystery between two frequently used terms related to those images: Fair Trade and Direct Trade. Let’s begin by defining the two terms. Fair Trade is a set of standards regulated by third party non-profit organizations. The goal of

First, what is leaf rust, or la roya in Spanish? It is a product of the fungus Hemileia Vastatrix. This airborne fungal disease infects individual leaves of the coffee plant. It is visible on them thanks to the very noticeable discoloration. The Problem However, in the even worse cases the leaves will be unable to photosynthesize. This will make the tree  unable to create energy. As a result the plants branches become bare of leaves and coffee cherries alike. This then leads to dwindling harvests for farmers and less coffee to sell and due to the fact that coffee trees take 3-5

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