This year illy honours the contribution of women who work every day to make our dream to offering the best coffee to the world comes true
“Thanks4thecoffee – This year illy honours the contribution of women who work every day to make our dream to offering the best coffee to the world comes true”
When we imagine the work at all levels of the coffee supply chain, we imagine it performed by men, but in fact almost half of the workers in the coffee world are women. During the International Coffee Day join us at the illy Caffè stores in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Trieste, Tokyo, Wien or on illy.com to see what would happen if their precious work didn’t exist. It also will be you chance to leave them your #thanks4thecoffee message.
illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offering the greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world’s most global coffee brand, producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world ‘s best selections of Arabica; each day more than 7 million cups are served in over 140 countries in the finest cafés, restaurants, hotels and in offices and homes. illy has become the standard forerunner of espresso, and thanks to three critical innovations, is considered the leader in the science and technology of coffee. With the bestowing of the first “Ernesto Illy Award for quality espresso coffee” in 1991 in Brazil, illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underwritten by the principles of sustainable development. The company also founded the University of Coffee with the aim of fostering and spreading its culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers in order to cover every aspect of the product. Everything ‘made in illy’ is enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand, starting from its logo – designed by an artist, James Rosenquist – and including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised of over 100 cups designed by international artists. In 2017 the company was employing 1,290 people, and posted consolidated revenues of €467 million. There are approximately 244 stores and mono-brand illy shops in 43 countries.