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ILLY HAS BEEN A BENCHMARK FOR THE WORLD OF COFFEE FOR OVER 80 YEARS.

illy has secured its position at the forefront of the international community of quality coffee through the experience built up over the years since its foundation.

 

We are happy to share this wealth of experience and to support you in your business, offering our resources and know-how to help give you the edge every day in all aspects of your work.

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YOUR SHOP LOGO STRETCHES OVER THREE GENERATIONS

Behind the name illy there is a family that has been working together to realize one dream since 1933.

From the day Francesco Illy founded illycaffè in Trieste, three generations of Illy family members have guided the family firm, together with thousands of employees, collaborators, and professionals. All of them are just as passionate as you are, and, like you, they all believe in illy’s great dream: to offer the best coffee in the world.

OPENING AND MATERIALS

Our dedicated teams will support your launch with specific initiatives and, on request, prepare communication materials designed specifically for the point of sale, or offer advice and training during set-up to suit your needs.

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ALWAYS THE FIRST TO KNOW

Thanks to our laboratories and an extensive team of scientists and researchers, there is nothing that escapes our attention when it comes to coffee.

 

illy has always had a scientific approach; we have contributed to some of the most significant developments in the world of coffee, improving the quality of preparations and the quality of the life of so many professionals.

 

We now run 5 laboratories where experts and scientists work every day to broaden our knowledge of coffee and continuously improve our products and processes. This is how we ensure that you have the most advanced equipment and service.

WHAT IS PRESSURIZATION?

All illy coffee is packaged using the pressurization method.

 

This means that air is extracted from the packaging and nitrogen is introduced at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Thanks to this technique, coffee not only maintains its characteristics over time but actually improves through seasoning. The aromas are bound onto the coffee particles and when the can is opened, it releases a very intense aroma.

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WHAT INNOVATION HAS ILLY CONTRIBUTED TO?

  • in 1935 Francesco Illy invented Illetta, one of the forerunners of the modern espresso machine.

  • We have packaged our coffee using the pressurization technique since 1934.

  • We were the first ones to market the E.S.E pods (Easy Serving Espresso) in 1974.

  • We have created Iperespresso illy, the exclusive illy system of extraction, protected by five patents.

FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY, YOU’LL BENEFIT FROM 80 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

All the knowledge we have developed over our long history is now available for you too. Coffee is so much more than a drink. There is a whole world of preparation techniques, cultivation methods, climates, traditions and habits, history, geography, and science…. A rich and varied world and we have learned all about it. We enjoy sharing our knowledge to all coffee lovers and professionals such as yourself, which is why we founded the Università del Caffè in 1999, a hub of excellence that was born to promote and spread the culture of quality coffee around the world. Through the Università del Caffè we can offer you many opportunities for training and development in all aspects of your work.

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YOUR CUPS ARE MASTERPIECES

Every coffee you serve offers goodness and beauty to those enjoying it, and each cup of coffee is your masterpiece. We believe beauty to be as important as goodness. The illy logo was created by the American artist James Rosenquist and for many years we have supported the most talented young artists and the most important artistic and cultural events around the world. The artist cups of the illy Art Collection are genuine art objects, and much appreciated and sought out by art lovers and collectors. All of our spoons, saucers and milk jugs have been designed to be a joy to the eyes, so we can surround your workplace with beauty, as well as goodness.