Founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy, illycaffè produces and sells high quality coffee made from 9 types of pure Arabica beans
The illy blend is destined for the Ho.Re.Ca. (hotel, restaurant and catering) sector, household and office consumption. It is now marketed in 140 countries worldwide, covering all 5 continents, and is served in more than 50,000 restaurants and coffee bars in the world.
Based in Trieste, Italy, illycaffè is led by chairman and CEO, Andrea Illy, the third generation of the Illy family.
In 2008, the illycaffè group with 11 direct and indirect subsidiaries and over 700 employees, achieved consolidated sales of €280 million with net profits of €8 million. Exports represented 54% of total sales.