Journal

We spend as much time as possible working with our growers around the world. See what we’ve been up to recently below.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

December 4, 2020

With gifting season in full swing, our friends in Guatemala sent us a few pounds of Macadamia nuts grown alongside the coffee plants on their farm. After snacking on a few from the bags, we knew what we had to do. Resident chef and head of R&D, Peter Turso, used these fresh Macadamia nuts in… Read more »

A Seasonal Apple Tart Tatin

October 12, 2020

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, and the air has that crisp, nostalgic feeling that reminds you of seasons past. As the weather cools down, warmer foods and beverages sound more and more appealing. If you’re looking for a cozy seasonal dessert to take you back, we’ve got the perfect… Read more »

H.O.S.T. Summit + Social

March 2, 2020

We recently had the pleasure of participating in the first H.O.S.T. Summit + Social event at the William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn. H.O.S.T. (an acronym for Hospitality. Operations. Services. Technology.) was an in-person adaptation of Shari Bayer’s All in the Industry podcast on Heritage Radio Network. Hospitality leaders from around New York City came together… Read more »

Beverage R&D | Fall Edition 2019

October 7, 2019

Liquid Chef: Yani Ramos               Yani Ramos is a dynamic artist with fifteen years of experience in the food and beverage hospitality industry. Having seen success as an event manager, experiential event designer, and festival project manager, her expertise comes from multiple unique leadership experiences. She brings energy, creativity… Read more »

The Pillars of Afficionado Coffee Roasters

August 3, 2019

Afficionado Coffee Roasters believes that sustainability must be the core principle of every facet in our organization. We thrive by constantly nurturing several fundamental pillars — farm exclusivity; farming and fermentation techniques; additional revenue streams; craftsmanship; and self-funding — and ensuring these pillars are built on a model of sustainability. Peter Turso and I just… Read more »