The global coffee market is an influential one, with a strong impact on the economy and the environment.
This is why drinking coffee should be more than a choice of taste – it should become a valuable contribution towards a greener planet.
Our producers play an important role in our supply chain, and it is thanks to them that we are able to produce our unique illy blend every year. This is also why we embark on multi-year contracts with them and guarantee an average premium that is 30% higher than the market.
It’s a recognition of the superior quality of the coffee produced, but also a gesture that underlines the value these communities hold for us.
Each cup of coffee represents our commitment to protecting the environment and its biodiversity, by supporting communities in the Cerrado region of Brazil.
More than 17,000 people have benefited from Viveiro de Atitude, a project that not only focuses on reforestation and biodiversity protection, but also on preserving water sources by promoting environmental education programs.
At illy, we are convinced that coffee is only really good when it is good for everyone, which is why we support the families of coffee growers around the world.
We help more than 8,000 children each year through education and projects to support families, with the aim of ensuring access to education for all and mitigating the risk of child labor.