Animo was founded on 10 December 1950 and has a long history. In 1950 founder L. Scheepstra started selling coffee making systems and supplies on a small scale in a shop in Amersfoort.

Following a succesful start, Animo rapidly expanded. In 1962 a second branch was opened in Assen to ensure that the wide range of products could continue to be produced for an increasing number of customers in more and more countries. Like Germany, for example, from where the first orders came pouring in.