Founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy, illycaffè produces and sells a unique blend of high quality coffee made from 9 types of pure Arabica beans with a careful balance of ingredients from South and Central America, India and Africa hence creating the unmistakable illy flavour. The illy blend is now sold in over 140 countries, across 5 continents. Served in more than 100,000 public establishments, illy around the world means more than 6 million cups are consumed each day.
In 1991, Illy introduced ‘The Quality Award for Brazil Espresso Coffee’. The program becomes a force in establishing Brazil’s reputation as high-quality producer, bringing sustainable enterprise and higher incomes to many farmers.