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 managing director.
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.
The company is known and admired on five continents for the high quality and unmistakable velvety taste of its coffee, an outstanding blend made up of nine types of pure Arabica that every day delights millions of people at home, offices, hotels, restaurants and cafés.