The black sheep of the coffee industry Founded in 2008 by two friends with a passion for coffee, Afficionado has grown into a leading wholesale and consumer brand - built on the lasting relationships with farmers and their communities around the world. Equipped with an uncompromising boot-strap mentality, Afficionado’s small but mighty team travels to remote regions of the coffee-producing world in search of a deeper meaning in every cup. Through years of partnerships with the same communities at origin, Afficionado has committed to providing farmers with the tools and innovation they need to thrive. At home in the roastery, a culinary approach is applied to the roasting process, done entirely by hand on a vintage 1955 Gothot roaster. The final products celebrate the rugged beauty of the land and the people who call it home.