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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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Awareness is Key

Awareness is key to our efforts this month as we work with THB Bagelry + Deli to raise consciousness about suicide prevention. It began with a call simply to ask us to match THB’s coffee sales donation dollar for dollar. It ended up with us joining their team to not only raise money but, also...

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The Rising Cost of Coffee

We have been hearing about the cost of retail coffee rising but let’s take a closer look at why this is occurring. A hike in coffee prices will further raise the cost of a shopping basket following increases for other items such as bread, vegetable oils and sugar. The United Nations food agency's...

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Spicy Coffee

Experimenting with adding flavors to coffee is always popular. Some prefer to simply brew a coffee that is already preflavored but, there are those that prefer to add their flavors while or after brewing. But what about adding something that can make it a bit more spicy? Health Benefits Most of us...

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Recipes for Summer Drinks

Summer is always a great time to play with new recipes for Summer drinks. You can take classics like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate and add them to a recipe in such new and unique ways.    Lemonade One of the best summertime drink bases is lemonade because its citrusy goodness is literally made...

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Coffee Gadgets for Everyone!

Whether you are working from home, the office, or finally taking a trip. There are some coffee gadgets you may like to give a try.   At Home Love iced coffee but hate watered down flavor and losing time? Well, try a HyperChiller.  This lovely gadget is filled with water and left in the freezer...

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Unique ways to use Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds. Another byproduct of the coffee making cycle that can be used and reused. So, what are some of the best ways to get the most use out of your grounds? Outside Uses Compost is one of the first things people think of when you say used grounds. And it is a great go to but, did you know...

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Unique ways to use Coffee Filters

Coffee filters. We all know you can use them to brew coffee. But what else? How can we use them and still reduce our footprint? Are they recyclable? The short answer is no. They are not recyclable. Once used the oils in coffee make recycling a no go. Even if you rinse them, the recycling plants...

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Types of Coffee Plants – Part 3

As we begin our final chapter into the types of coffee plants, we look lastly at the Robusta coffee species. The Facts Robusta is primarily in Africa and Indonesia. The largest producer is Vietnam where over 3 billion pounds are sold per year. While exact numbers vary by year, worldwide coffee...

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Giving Back Locally – Food Banks

There are many ways to give back to your community. As a business, we feel it is even more important to make a positive impact on our local community. To help us achieve that goal, we have been working with the Howard County Food Bank. Donating time and food to help those who need assistance so...

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Types of Coffee Plants – Part 2

As we continue to explore types of coffee plants, we will first visit Arabica coffee species. This species includes the Typica and Bourbon varieties. It also includes cultivars like Kent, Java, Caturra, and Maragogype, just to name a few. Much like the plant, this species has many branches.    ...

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