Coffee to enrich your Foundation Experience

Foundation Coffee offers four different coffees which were meticulously selected, blended, and roasted to not only accent but to bring out previously unlocked flavor complexities when paired with Foundation cigars.

 “I love cigars and they have been a part of my life for over 20 years,
but without coffee, many of the moments in those 20 years wouldn’t be the same.


—Nicholas Melillo

Utilizing the highest-grade specialty coffee, Foundation partnered with Layne Coffee Co., to create something more than a good “Cup ‘o Joe”, but to create a coffee experience. This experience will not only enhance Foundation cigars when paired but will have you taking a sip and saying, “Lord, I have never had coffee this good before.”


Nick Melillo, founder of Foundation Cigar Company said, “not only is the coffee great but we paid special attention to sustainability. When it was physically possible, and regardless of cost, we sourced only free trade and organic coffees.”

“The Wise Man” Blend – I love everything about Nicaragua. The sights, smells, people, culture, and mostly the tobacco. I wanted to find the perfect Nicaraguan coffee to pair with my Nicaraguan release, El Güegüense, The Wise Man. I found the perfect single origin, grown high up in the mountains. I find myself drinking this every day, and when I am in not in Nicaragua, it instantly transports me back. “The Wise Man” is available in 12oz bags and will carry an MSRP of $17.95.

Tabernacle Blend – The roots of coffee run straight to Ethiopia in the 10th century and possibly earlier. It was used as a sacrament to keep priests awake through the night of special ceremonies and prayers. The Tabernacle, which I released in 2016, pays homage to Haile Selassie, 225th King of Ethiopia. I wanted a bright, fruity cup of coffee to balance the spice of the Tabernacle. Thus, I chose a single origin coffee from the Harrar region of Ethiopia. The Tabernacle Blend is available in 12oz bags and will carry an MSRP of $18.95.

Upsetters Blend – Jamaica has an interesting history of hailing the underdog—the anti-hero who battles against the odds. Upsetters stir things up. They’re the rude boys who, in the 1960s, watched old spaghetti westerns and identified with gunslingers like Django and films like “A Fistful of Dollars.” Upsetters created reggae music, fought tyranny, battled Goliath! Three years ago, I traveled to Jamaica for Bob Marley’s 70th birthday looking for cigar tobacco. While deep in the Blue Mountains I also found an amazing blend of coffee! The Upsetters Blend is available in 12oz bags and will carry an MSRP of $19.95.

Foundation All-in-One Blend – Foundation All-in-One blend is a perfect combination of three great beans from countries that have made a profound impact on my life. Every morning in Nicaragua as I get ready to inspect the previous days production, a cup of coffee is always part of this ceremony. As with cigars, I am passionate about the craft of coffee – I have one way to describe this blend – flavor country! The Foundation All-in-One Blend is available in 12oz bags and will carry an MSRP of $19.95.

Nick Melillo also commented, “I am excited to work with Layne Coffee Co. on this project. They bring the same drive for quality, consistency, and entrepreneurial spirit as we have at Foundation, and I couldn’t be prouder to work with them.”


Logan Lawler, Founder and CEO of Layne Coffee Co. said, “It has been wonderful working with Nick and the team at Foundation. I am truly honored and humbled to be working with them on this project.”