illy Chef Ambassador is the unique and distinctive project with which illy collaborates with the best in class chefs who also have a love of high quality coffee.
The illy company - whose aim since 1933 has been ‘to offer the best coffee in the world’ in a single blend, composed of 9 of the best qualities of pure Arabica from 9 different origins - has created a series of personal blends, each one different and created with each Chef, together with a shortlist of starred and sustainable chefs, the Ambassadors.
Thanks to the invention of the Personal Blender - a machine patented by illy, the prototype of which was presented at the Coffee Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 - and with the consultancy of the University of Coffee, each Chef was able to combine the 9 ingredients of the illy blend in different quantities and proportions, each creating a unique, highly personal coffee in line with the values of absolute quality and sustainability that are the hallmarks of our brand.
The bespoke blend created by the Chef was also produced to enhance the style of cuisine produced by each Chef on the basis of sensory, taste and aroma preferences: coffees to offer the customers of each restaurant for a unique and unrepeatable experience.
Every top class Chef has a top class menu: from today, thanks to illy, also a great coffee, different for each great cuisine and characterized by very personal and different notes.
From 2020, the Chef Ambassador project includes two categories of Chefs: the Sustainable Chefs, to whom the Michelin Guide assigns the Green Star, and the illy Masters of Excellence, the great starred Chefs.