“There is an abundance of flora and fauna, which coexist when we produce coffee.”
(Ganapathy Kodira, India)
"The coffee industry has a very important role in the development of some countries.”
(Heloisa Mara de Melo, Brazil)
“The coffee industry is on the way to become a real opportunity for a better life."
(Monserrat Abad Bazan, Mexico)
Coffee is the most traded commodity on financial markets, after oil. But it is much more sustainable.
In the past decade, innovation in coffee production has allowed us to save 20 times more water than previous method did.
Climate Change: by 2050, 50% of the land used for growing coffee could disappear. This is why the industry is at the forefront of eco-efficient agricultural technologies, capable of reducing the impact of climate change.
Demand for coffee is growing continuously. In order to meet it, 40 to 50 million more bags will need to be produced by 2030. Such high growth rates can only be made sustainable with youth involvement.
90% of coffee is produced in developing countries.
Since 2010, a first level inter-university master’s degree dedicated to the world of coffee has involved a group of leading partners in the field of education: the University of Trieste, the University of Udine, SISSA (International School of Advanced Studies of Trieste) and illycaffè, together with the University of Coffee and the Ernesto Illy Foundation.
The Ernesto Illy Foundation offers financial support to partially or fully cover the costs for deserving young people from coffee-producing countries.
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