illycaffè sponsor of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana

Trieste, 15 January 2016illycaffè, the Trieste-based company founded in 1933 and the benchmark for coffee culture, has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana [National Chamber for Italian Fashion].

illy’s leading-edge Iperespresso system, which turns every cup of coffee into a work of art, is providing illy’s unmistakable aroma to guests of the Chamber for Italian Fashion and well-known fashion houses at the Milan Men’s Fashion show, which will be presenting F/W 2016/2017 collections between January 15 and 19.

“illycaffè has always been passionate about its role as an international ambassador for Italian living. We are therefore particularly proud to be working alongside the Chamber for Italian Fashion”, says Andrea Illy, illycaffè’s Chairman and CEO. “Our love of the beautiful is matched by our love of the well-made, hence our commitment to supporting art and creativity in every way, shape and form.

The agreement between illycaffè and the Camera della Moda is a perfect marriage between two globally-renowned Italian trailblazers characterized by a perennial focus on quality, beauty and originality, the distinguishing hallmarks of Made in Italy.

illycaffè was founded in Trieste in 1933; the company manufactures and markets a unique blend of 100% Arabica espresso coffee and is the leading brand in top quality coffee. illycaffè has been an official partner of Expo 2015, creating and managing the content, exhibits and events centred on coffee in the common area of the Expo Coffee Cluster. Almost 7 million cups of illy coffee are consumed daily throughout the world. illy coffee is sold in more than 140 countries and is served in over 100,000 of the world’s finest restaurants and cafés. The monobrand illy shops are about 230 in 43 Countries. The company also set up and runs the Coffee University with a view to fostering and spreading the culture of coffee; this centre of excellence provides comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and fans covering every aspect of the product. The company has approximately 1,084 people on its global payroll, and in 2014 posted consolidated revenues of €391 million. illy purchases green coffee beans directly from growers of the highest quality Arabica, based on partnerships underpinned by the principles of sustainable development. Out of its Trieste headquarters the company encourages long-term partnerships with the world’s best growers in Brazil, Central America, India and Africa, sharing know-how and technology and paying higher than market compensation.