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Are you tired of offering guests a nice cup of tea, only to worry obsessively if it’s watered down, or – worse – watch them wince after a bitter first sip? Keep reading for some key tea steeping tips that will ensure a phenomenal cup each and every time. Before placing the kettle on the stove, there are a few important things to understand about tea, first and foremost. All tea hails from the same plant. That’s right. Whether your pleasure is black, green, white, or oolong, it all comes from the same plant – the Camellia sinensis. And because there is no

There are so many ways to brew coffee, and no single method truly outclasses another. Sure, aficionados will gush over the pour-over method or their French press – and rightfully so – but when friends and families are gathered at your home for the holidays, inevitably the auto drip coffee brewer is the quickest, most direct means of getting a hot cup of joe to Uncle Jack or Grandpa Gary. Simplicity and speed may be the primary selling points of these units, but those traits shouldn’t be considered synonymous with a mediocre cup of coffee. In fact, by following a few tried-and-true steps,

Hear that? The clock is ticking for last-minute holiday shoppers. Let it tick. You can conquer the holiday shopping season while saving yourself time, money, and stress when you purchase coffee beans online. Consider the following: Avoid the crowds: Imagine: no traffic jams, no lines, and no cumbersome bags to lug around. E-commerce is increasingly becoming the preferred method for holiday shoppers worldwide. Looking to buy something special for the java-lovers in your life? No problem. Grab your laptop or mobile device, then kick back, put your feet up, and peruse the brews that bring joy to their mornings. Mission accomplished. Better yet –

Most of us think coffee cakes are something to eat with coffee, not something made from coffee. And, to be fair, that’s how coffee cakes originated hundreds of years ago in Europe – all cake, no coffee. Still, there’s nothing quite like a coffee cake that incorporates an actual brew, like those enjoyed at Orinoco Coffee & Tea. The Internet is filled with mouth-watering coffee cake recipes that can give full play to your fall coffee palate. They’re typically a variation on a theme, using the same basic ingredients: sugar, butter, flour, baking soda (perhaps some cinnamon) and – naturally – a

We’re talking organic fair trade coffee with Steve Izzo from Orinoco Coffee & Tea in suburban D.C. Steve’s been in the coffee trade for years and has real hands-on experience with the fair trade market and the growing role of organic. Steve, how deep are your roots? Steve: I’ve been deeply committed to organic fair trade coffees for most of my career. For me, it’s visceral and it’s taken me across the globe from Guatemala to Kenya. I know that coffee production is labor intensive. I’ve met the workers on the steamy hillside farms of Central America. For the little

  If you really want the coffee flavor to shine through, I’d recommend brewing a strong cup of coffee or use espresso. What You Need Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup brewed coffee (or espresso) 1 tablespoon light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups slivered almonds, toasted & roughly chopped (divided) 8 ounces dark chocolate chip Instructions 1.   In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, sugars, coffee, corn syrup, and salt. Heat to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Insert a candy thermometer into the syrup; boil-stirring

This devilish cake might just be the perfect dessert for your next gathering. What You Need   Ingredients For the Cake butter for pans 2 cups white sugar 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 whole eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup strong brewed black coffee 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract   For the Frosting 1 bag (12 ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips finely chopped 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter   Instructions   For the Cake Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat

It's new. It's yummy. And we're so glad it's here. >> Wholesale customers: Ask us about our special $5 rebate offer on this new product! >> Umpqua Oats Vanilla Almond Crunch oatmeal is a crumbly mixture of thick rolled oats, oven roasted almonds, rich bourbon vanilla, sweet honey and crunchy vanilla almond granola. This unique blend delivers a uniquely delicious hot and crunchy experience.   Shop online today.    

Spring is around the corner, and for many that means putting away the cold weather beverages like hot apple cider and trading it in for a cool, refreshing tea. But why? Here are some GREAT recipes that incorporate the refreshing taste that only cider can deliver. Enjoy! Cider Float 1 oz. Cider Concentrate 7 oz. Ginger ale Scoop of vanilla ice cream Apple Raspberry Cooler 1 oz. Cider Concentrate 1/4 oz. Raspberry syrup 7 oz. Sparkling water Apple Pie a la Mode Milkshake 1 oz. Cider Concentrate 1/2 oz. Caramel syrup 4 oz. Milk 1 Scoop vanilla ice cream 1 Piece of graham cracker Blend until smooth Apple Ginger Iced Tea 1 oz. Cider Concentrate 7 oz. Iced

You serve a great Cup of Joe (ours!) at your establishment, but if you aren’t selling tea, too, you may be overlooking a major customer segment. On any given day, over half of the American population drinks tea, according to the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc. Tea’s popularity is growing steadily – which may be due in part to its known health benefits. We find that consumers are developing an appreciation for unique, flavorful premium teas. Are you considering adding tea to your menu? John Shoop, our Richmond and Central Virginia Regional Sales Manager, has some great advice for you. Q: What

Did you know that tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world? In fact, over one half of the American population drinks tea on any given day, according to the Tea Association of U.S.A. Inc. Why such a love affair? One reason could be that it's so easy to find! Many restaurants and retail shops serve up premium varieties, while grocery stores, convenience stores and even vending machines offer bottled tea. >> FACT: "Over the last ten years, Ready-To-Drink Tea has grown more than 15 fold. In 2012, Ready-To-Drink sales were conservatively estimated at $4.8 billion and this trend continues in

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