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About Illy

About Illy


Passion for Coffee

Illy was founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy.  Three generations on, the family owned company is now led by grandson and CEO Andrea Illy.  Illy coffee is roasted in Trieste Italy, exported to140 countries worldwide with 6 million cups consumed daily. 

Illy's rich full bodied signature coffee blend is made up of nine sustainably grown Arabica beans sourced from four continents - Central America, South America, India and Africa.  Illy's relationship with its coffee growers is based on respect for people and the environment.  Growers are guaranteed above-market prices for coffee that meets Illy's quality standards.  In 2011 independent arbiters DNV (Det Norske Veritas) awarded its first ever global Responsible Supply Chain Process Certification to Illy in recognition of sustainability in every aspect of its coffee sourcing, particularily its ethical, long-term direct relationships with coffee growers.

Francesco Illy's innovative spirit lives on today through advances like iperEspresso, a five-patent coffee capsule system that surpasses the comptition. 

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