We discovered local roaster Orinoco Coffee and Tea while researching the best local coffee beans to offer in our new cafe. This family-owned small business comes from a long tradition of coffee, starting in 1909 with their great grandfather in Venezuela until today, and includes four generations of growers, exporters, importers, and roasters.
We are proud to partner with them, not only are their roasts smooth and delicious, they are also committed to best practices in their sourcing and production, as shown in their certifications and memberships, which you can learn more about below. And they are locally based in Howard County, which means less environmental impact from roast to cup!
From internationally sourcing in the finest coffee and tea producing regions in the world, to their care through daily and on-demand roasting, to their thoughtful packaging to preserve aroma and freshness, we invite you to taste the Orinoco difference.
From earning the Fair Trade Certified Seal, to adhering to the environmentally-friendly organic farming standards set forth by the Rainforest Alliance, Orinoco is proud to offer roasts that are recognized for their global impact and represents our commitment to environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
These sourcing models work to improve livelihoods, protect the environment, and build resilient, transparent supply chains.
Our organic coffees are USDA certified through the Maryland Department of Agriculture, while the Swiss Water Process guarantees our customers can enjoy chemical-free decaffeinated roasts.
All decaffeination processes are not created equal. The Swiss Water® Process is certified organic and uses only water, temperature, and time to gently remove caffeine, while preserving all the coffee’s original characteristics.
The Café Femenino program is a unique ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women farmers worldwide, through direct compensation, along with the opportunity and resources to enact positive change in their communities and on their own terms.
Italian Tasters was founded with the goal of safeguarding and promoting the original Espresso through sensory certification of member companies meeting specific technical requirements.
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