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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Much like an automated coffee maker, we’ve been programmed to use hot water each and every morning to brew a decent cup of coffee. But one alternative brewing method is staying strong; a method in which time – not temperature – is used to forge a flavorful brew. Cold brew coffee is all the rage in coffee shops and cafes – and even dots the refrigerated shelves of your local grocery store. More and more coffee-lovers have begun making cold brews at home, too. And with good reason – the process produces a balanced and extremely flavorful concentrate that is both healthy and

Drop by your local café on a sunny, spring morning, and you may very well find the employees behind the counter roasting beans while chatting up the early risers. Boutique café roasting is growing by leaps and bounds nationwide, as popular demand for artisanal coffees and advances in roasting technology continue to intersect. But Orinoco Coffee & Tea master roaster Juan-Carlos Ramirez believes this fad may ultimately fade. Visiting a coffee house where beans are roasted on-site is a novelty for the public, he says, particularly for those who have never experienced the process firsthand. There’s a certain nuance to the café roasting scene;

A latte art throwdown is a fierce competition where baristas compete head-to-head, pouring designs with milk into cups of espresso in front of a panel of judges. Tensions are high, coffee is hot, and everyone is vying for a shot – quite literally – at the title. Most importantly, throwdowns provide members of the coffee community with an opportunity to gather, socialize, and celebrate their favorite beverage. There are a number of different elements that factor into winning a latte art throwdown, however. Our resident latte art expert weighs in with 6 critical elements:   The Espresso: Winning a latte art throwdown hinges

Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in coffee, tea, and cacao.  Millions of people worldwide depend on this stimulant for a morning energy boost. And while caffeine does not adversely affect the vast majority of people, for some it can cause digestive problems, anxiety, and tremors, and disrupt sleeping patterns. Decaffeination was invented to remove the caffeine from coffee and tea, allowing those who cannot tolerate it to still enjoy a nice, hot beverage. The biggest challenge to decaffeination is making sure that the end product, such as coffee, retains its flavor and taste qualities that make it desirable. Because coffee beans

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

Did you know that heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year?* Let wipe out Heart Disease together. INTRODUCING ROJO ROAST It’s bold, it’s beautiful, and it’s only available until March 6. Inspired by the passionate, this delightfully rich dark roasted blend is bold, yet finishes smooth with an undertone of chocolate to warm the heart. Each time you purchase a bag of our new specially crafted ROJO ROAST, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to goredforwomen.org. Please order ROJO Roast today!   *According to the American Heart Association’s goredforwomen.org.

Here are hot chocolate, gingerbread latte and a simple Dutch Mint Coffee recipe for you to enjoy! Dutch Mint Coffee Ingredients: 3/4 oz. Monin Chocolate Mint Syrup 7 oz. fresh brewed coffee 1 1/2 oz. half & half 10 oz. mug Preparation: Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup. Stir and set aside. Steam milk in pitcher. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently. Garnish and enjoy! Berry Gingerbread Latte Ingredients: 1/4 oz. Monin Raspberry Syrup 3/4 oz. Gingerbread Syrup 2% milk 2 shots Orinoco Espresso 16 oz. mug Preparation: Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup. Stir and set aside. Steam milk in pitcher. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently. Garnish and enjoy.   Hot German Chocolate Ingredients: 1/4

The flavors of the season are chocolate, mint, maple, and cinnamon. Find them all here, in our special holiday selection. Holiday Blend A festive blend of Colombian Supremo, Papua New Guinea, and Tanzanian Peaberry coffees roasted to a Viennese roast.   Nutcracker Suite Wake up and smell the aroma of a freshly baked coffee cake, loaded with sweet brown sugar, cinnamon notes, and a fresh buttery taste.       Chocolate Covered Candy Cane A classic blend of cool and refreshing mint swirled with notes of smooth dark chocolate. Medium Roast.             Old Man Winter Tastes like an irresistible serving of French Toast, the breakfast classic, drenched with Vermont maple syrup, sweet butter

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