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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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LOST IN TRANSLATION, FOUND IN PERU

  In early August, a team from Orinoco Coffee & Tea – Business Assistant and first-time origin trip participant Charlotte Berry and President Pedro Ramirez – flew out of Baltimore to see what could be found in Peru. At 6 a.m. Saturday, August 3, Orinoco’s plane arrived in Lima. THE INVITE...

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Coffee is Everywhere – in Wine, Food, and Tennis Shoes

Are you such a coffee fanatic that you’re starting to see it, literally, everywhere you go? There might be a non-hallucinogenic reason for that. Coffee is everywhere, from clothes to candy to alcoholic beverages. In a society increasingly enamored with the idea of sustainability – coffee has begun...

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Coffee 101: How to Brew Coffee in a Chemex

First things first: What is a Chemex, anyway? Invented in 1941, the Chemex is an easy to use, no-frills infusion brewer, which nonetheless has been recognized by museums and coffee aficionados for its exquisite aesthetics and engineering perfection. Filters for the Chemex are significantly thicker...

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4 Ways Cafes Can Remain Relevant in a Crowded Market

What does it take for a coffee shop or café startup to survive in a crowded marketplace? John Cheng, a part-time account manager at Orinoco Coffee & Tea, has a pretty good idea. Over the years he’s helped launch three different cafes in the Baltimore area. His latest endeavor – Aveley Farms...

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For Women in Coffee, Gender Equality is a Growing Struggle

  Behind every cup of coffee is a story. Behind many stories, a struggle. Women make up almost half of the agricultural workforce worldwide, and nearly 43% in developing countries, according to this 2016 report from The State of Food and Agriculture. Coffee production, in particular, relies...

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Coffee 101: How to Use a French Press

  Using a French press is an easy, economical, and expedient way to brew your morning java, and when done correctly yields a creamy and robust brew that’s truly hard to beat. Even better, coffee brewed using a French press can accommodate one coffee-lover, or a small group. An immersion...

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Coffee 101: How to Master the Pour Over

The pour over coffee method may be as basic as it gets, yet it repeatedly delivers one of the most crisp, complex, and enjoyable coffee drinking experiences around. While a rising trend commonly associated with hipsters, the pour over is also the oldest trick in the book where coffee is concerned...

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What Conditions Impact Coffee’s Availability?

Coffee is harvested at different times in different parts of the world. Producing regions that straddle the equator, such as Ecuador, can produce throughout much of the year. Arabica coffee grows in a narrow region of the tropics known as the Coffee Belt, which stretches from Central America to...

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