illycaffè was founded in 1933 in Trieste by Francesco Illy.
Today it is led by the third generation of the family. Andrea Illy is the Chairman and Massimiliano Pogliani the CEO. Anna Rossi Illy, Ernesto's wife (the founder's son passed away in 2008) is honorary Chairman. Anna Illy jr continues her father's work and handles relations with coffee growers.
illycaffè is a company known and appreciated in the five continents for the high quality and the velvety taste of its coffee, an unmistakable unique blend made of nine types of pure Arabica that delights millions of people every day at home, in the office, in hotels, restaurants and cafes.
To develop a pole of excellence in taste: with this aim the Illy family creates Gruppo illy SpA, which controls the brands Domori, Dammann Frères, Mastrojanni, Agrimontana.
Led by the President Riccardo Illy, it has the mission of enhancing companies in which an entrepreneur has translated the passion for quality into a philosophy of growth.
The attention to colonial products, confectionery and complementary to coffee, is a return to the origins: at the beginning of the 1930s, when the entrepreneurial history of the Illy family begins, the passion for coffee joins that for other exotic and exquisite products.
The Ernesto Illy Foundation is a corporate foundation, an expression of the entrepreneurial family, which carries out philanthropic activities to complement the sustainable business model of the founding company, according to the principles of illycaffè as a stakeholder company and benefit company.