Orgullo Latino

Orgullo Latino

Let's celebrate all things Latin America!
Welcome to the Orgullo Latino publication. This is where we’ll be sharing news, information, and general stories highlighting all beauty and positivity that our people, communities, and countries in and from Latin America have to offer.
Coffee... An Industry Built on Colonialism and Slavery
Coffee originated in Africa before making its way to Asia and Latin America. How did it travel so far? Through colonization and slave trade.
Tamale Magic: A Latino Holiday Essential
For Latinos, the holidays would not be complete without a pot of delicious tamales steaming away in the background. We delve deeper into the significance of this beloved treat.
For Latinos, Christmas is Better on the Beach
We're all familiar with the ubiquitous white Christmas peddled by Hollywood every. single. year. But for many Latinos, Christmas is so much better spent by the sea.
Peru's Top 5 Most Famous Dishes
Peru is a gastronomic wonderland. But where to start? Here a 5 Peruvian dishes to get your juices going.
Mildred Muñoz: The Woman Transforming Organic Coffee Production
Mildred Muñoz has been making waves with her coffee farm in Colombia. Why? Her farm is run exclusively by women. Here, she reveals more about her farm's success.
Cool Inventions: How The Incas Gave Us Freeze-drying
The Incas used a network of irrigated terrace plantations planted with a variety of staples, including potatoes.
Four of the Best Latino Coffees
"I started drinking café con leche with sugar from a 'sippy cup' when I was three years old," says our founder Martin Mayorga.
Cosechas: Costa Rica In a Cup
How one family's smoothie bar business went supernova in Costa Rica.
Miami's Ventanitas: So Much More Than Coffee
Take a stroll around Miami's Little Havana district and you'll soon stumble across a ventanita: a small window serving coffee - but ventanitas are so much more than that.
The World's Most Adored Superfoods are All from Latin America
While we've been snacking on quinoa and chia for hundreds of years, the rest of the globe has only recently discovered the health benefits of our native foods.
Lucha Libre: A Metaphor for Life
Some say if you have never seen a lucha libre fight in the Arena México in Ciudad de México, you haven’t lived. While I wouldn't go quite so far, the sentiment holds true. From the colorful masks to the unique personalities of the luchadores, lucha libre is much more than a sport.
The Avocado Boom: How Our Fruit Became a Global Phenomenon
Some have dubbed it "green gold" – but to me, it has always been the humble aguacate.
Ancient Innovators: The Amazing Incas
"The Incas created the greatest empire that existed in the southern hemisphere".
Tres Leches: The Sweet Treat with Mysterious Origins
There's no denying the popularity of this dessert amongst Latino communities (and beyond!) but where exactly does it come from? We investigate...
Telenovelas' Unexpected Influence on US Television
For many Latinos, Watching telenovelas is often a way of keeping in touch with friends and family, especially those who have moved abroad. 
Café con Leche: The Unexpected Staple of Latin American Childhood

As retail centers and streets become more and more saturated with coffee shop after coffee shop looking to carve out a space, one drink has stood the test of time: café con leche.

Its creaminess and sweetness are partly responsible. But, for most of us, it's the comfort that it provides which has made it so important.

Tamales: A Labor of True Love
Tamales mean so much more to us than food. As Marta Sánchez recalls, sitting on her abuela's countertop, making tamales was a sacred family tradition.
Salsa: Latin America's Rhythmic Gift to the World
Teo Gómez explains how salsa dancing gives Latino communities "an important sense of identity where one can feel represented by something as global as a musical genre."
Forget the Frying Pan – Asado Is the Only Way to Cook a Steak
For Biondi, the talented sous chef at Momo Soho in New York, asado is an orchestra; the asador is the conductor, bringing the symphony to life. 
Cafecito: The Cuban Coffee Steeped in Tradition
There's no denying that coffee is deeply ingrained in the culture of all Latinos. But what's so special about a cafecito? Let's dive in.