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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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Does Coffee Ever Go Bad?

Does Coffee Ever Go Bad?

The question, "Does coffee ever go bad?" is kind of intriguing. Coffee doesn't spoil in the traditional sense like perishable foods. But its quality and flavor can certainly degrade over time. Coffee, whether ground or whole bean, doesn't become dangerous to consume after its best-by date, but it...

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Does Coffee Actually Wake You Up?

Does Coffee Actually Wake You Up?

A lot of pressure has been placed on coffee over the decades as being the caffeinated equivalent of an alarm clock. But does coffee actually wake you up? The science surrounding how our brains interact with caffeine provides an intriguing answer. Caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant found...

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Is Espresso Just Concentrated Coffee?

Is Espresso Just Concentrated Coffee?

Is espresso just concentrated coffee? It’s a bold question. While the simple answer is “no,” this common misconception tends to stir up quite a discussion among coffee lovers. While espresso and coffee concentrate are indeed concentrated forms of coffee, they differ significantly in taste,...

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Which Coffee Has the Least Caffeine?

Which Coffee Has the Least Caffeine?

In the quest for a perfect cup of coffee that doesn't overstimulate, many coffee aficionados find themselves seeking to reduce their caffeine intake without sacrificing the unique pleasure of sipping a well-crafted brew. Caffeine – a naturally occurring substance found in coffee, tea, and cacao –...

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Which Coffee is the Least Acidic?

Which Coffee is the Least Acidic?

When it comes to coffee, acidity is a key factor that affects both taste and health. For those sensitive to acid or simply seeking a smoother experience, seeking out low-acid coffee options is essential. For 27 years, Orinoco Coffee & Tea has upheld a proud legacy four generations strong,...

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What is Bird-Friendly Coffee?

What is Bird-Friendly Coffee?

“Bird-Friendly coffee” – the practice of growing coffee under a canopy of native trees to support migratory songbird habitats – has taken flight. In fact, this concept has swooped into the lexicon as a beacon of sustainability and biodiversity among coffee enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers....

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Warm Up the Holidays with Coffee Gifts for Every Barista

Warm Up the Holidays with Coffee Gifts for Every Barista

As the holiday season continues to percolate, the search for the perfect gift tops the to-do lists of festive shoppers. For that special someone who delights in the art of brewing, the gift of coffee-related joy is sure to warm their hearts. From the novice to the expert barista, here's a guide to...

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Why Consumers are Demanding Larger Coffee Cups

Why Consumers are Demanding Larger Coffee Cups

As we mentioned in a previous blog, one of the biggest coffee trends of 2023 is a renewed emphasis on larger coffee cups. Perhaps in the past – think Big Gulps and Super-Sized soft drinks of yesteryear – demanding larger cups was looked at as a sign of gluttony or excess. Well, no longer. Today’s...

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