Our coffee roots began in 1909 when our great grandfather Leonardo Alarcon first started collecting and sorting coffee beans for a local coffee exporter in southwest Venezuela. Like the Orinoco River that flows through our homeland of Venezuela, our family has traveled many miles west, then north and finally east, settling near the seaboard of the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, Orinoco’s heritage includes four generations of growers, exporters, importers, and roasters. Columbia, Maryland is our new home, but our goal remains: to consistently provide excellent coffee and tea products to retailers, local coffee shops, and multi-store grocery chains across Maryland, D.C., New York, and Virginia. (Been to a Dean & Deluca, Balducci’s, or the Tynan Coffee House in D.C.? Then you’ve experienced our coffee!
When it comes to finding the finest bean or tea leaf, region matters. We buy our beans and teas only from the finest coffee and tea producing regions of the world, including Brazil, Jamaica, Kenya, and of course, Venezuela. But buying the best doesn’t always mean you get the best flavor.
The best flavors come from expertly blended tea leaves and specially roasted coffee beans. To preserve aroma and freshness, our products are uniquely packaged and will stay fresh until you’re ready to savor and enjoy our difference. Learn more about our process.
We service hundreds of retail and grocery store accounts across the D.C./ Maryland/ Virginia/ New York region, and many private label accounts across the nation. If your gourmet shop or store serves only the best, consider adding Orinoco to your product line.
Besides a unique private label program, we offer a full line of allied products and equipment for all of your coffee and tea related needs. Our customer service and sales teams are ready to help you pick the right products and equipment to grow your business. Ready to learn more? Visit how to become an Orinoco Coffee & Tea Wholesaler or read what our customers have to say.