Founded in Naples in 1999, Università del Caffè moved to Trieste in 2002, to the illy headquarters, and today has 28 different locations worldwide. illy invested great efforts in backing up this centre of excellence in order to achieve a key objective – to promote the culture of quality coffee around the world.
It all starts off, however, with the people: their needs and their dreams.
Università del Caffè teaches producers how to get the best out of nature. It helps them in the fields: teaching and updating them on the most advanced growing methods; on the use of fertilizers that help both the plant and the soil; and on the optimum picking and processing methods. It also provides guidance in helping them acquire knowledge of economic and administrative processes.
For catering professionals, it offers the best opportunities for training on coffee-related matters and on managing and promoting their outlets.
Lastly, for enthusiasts, it runs tasting sessions, providing the opportunity to learn to appreciate and recognize the flavour and aromas of coffee.