illy Caffè was founded in 1933 in Trieste by Francesco Illy.
Today it is led by the third generation of the family.
The company is known and admired on five continents for the high quality and unmistakable velvety taste of its coffee, an outstanding blend made up of nine types of pure Arabica that every day delights millions of people at home, offices, hotels, restaurants and cafés.
To delight all those who appreciate beauty and flavour worldwide with the best coffee nature can offer, enhanced by the best of technology and art.
illy aims to be the reference standard for coffee excellence and culture worldwide, an innovative company that offers the best products and places to enjoy them, and thanks to this grows and becomes a leader in high-end coffee.
illy is a stakeholder company that aims to improve quality of life through ethics and excellence: ethics as the creation of long-term value through transparency, sustainability, and personal growth; and excellence as a passion for quality, beauty, and constant improvement.
The company has constructed a world of intelligence, experience, taste, science and art around the pleasure of a perfect cup of coffee. The illy offer also includes preparation machines, designer cups and accessories. The business extends to illy Caffè, authentic Italian cafés, and an international network of skilled baristas carrying the title of Artisti del Gusto.
It founded the Università del Caffè to promote and spread the culture of quality coffee in Italy and around the world. It interacts with the art world. It creates innovative products: Iperespresso, covered by five patents, “ready to drink” coffee, capsule machines for offices made by Mitaca.
But that is not all:
illy's passion for excellence involves coffee producers in South and Central America, India and Africa, and improves their lives. It is expressed in the desire to create value for all its stakeholders, which has led to the company becoming the first in the world to obtain “Responsible Supply Chain Process” certification from DNV (Det Norske Veritas), which certifies the sustainability of the entire supply chain.