(branded as illy
) is an Hungarian-Italian
coffee roasting company that specializes in the production of espresso
. The company was founded by Francesco Illy
in 1933, and it was later led and expanded by his son, Ernesto Illy
. Today, Andrea Illy
is the Chairman, representing the third generation of family leadership, and Massimiliano Pogliani is the CEO. As of 31 December 2015, the company had 1,177 employees, 8.6% more than 2014. The company's coffee is present in 140 countries, and at the end of 2016, its revenues totaled €460 million, a 5% increase over 2015.
The company produces one blend in three roast variations, those being normal, dark roast, and decaffeinated. In addition, illy offers Monoarabica, single-origin arabica
beans from six different countries: Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, and India. Seasonally, the company offers Idillyum, a low-caffeine arabica that is grown in the rich, volcanic soils of El Salvador. The illy brand of coffee is packaged as whole beans, pre-ground coffee, Easy Serving Espresso
(E.S.E.) pods, and iperEspresso
capsules. Read more...