2018 - HALF A CUP
The theme of 2018 International Coffee Day was "Women in Coffee" to support the role of women in coffee producing countries. illy created HALF A CUP, an initiative dedicated to the women who work throughout the coffee supply chain, who represent almost half of the employees working in the coffee industry. On October 1st, in the illy Caffè’s in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Trieste, Tokyo and Vienna, espresso was served in a special half cup.
Because without the hard work of these women, we would not have half the coffee we drink every day.