Based in Trieste, Italy, Illy has spent the last 70 years, 3 generations, focusing on the quality of their product which has earned them a reputation as being a world renown authoritative figure in the coffee industry.
Using Single blend 100% Arabica Beans, Illy provides two roasts: medium and dark. After sorting and roasting, Illy's beans are packaged using a patented pressurization process that allows a two-year freshness life for unopened cans. Illy always purchases its beans directly from the growers and never off of the commodities market. Illy also purchases coffee at a higher price to both ensure a better product, and to guarantee that their partners have money to nurture their businesses.
Illy leads the world in programs that foster sustainability and quality. Over the years, Illy has earned several awards and established educational programs aimed at enriching the lives of growers and their families in coffee growing countries. These include: the University of Coffee, which focuses on production as well as farm management practices; and the Trieste Science Prize that rewards pioneer scientists in developing countries.
Here at Bottega Italiana we love Illy for it's smooth flavor, fine colour and for the way it can make hours pass like moments.
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