Coffee in the Spotlight: Illy

Illy_logoIlly founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine in 1933 in Trieste, Italy.

All these years later, the company has grown so much that it employs more than 800 people worldwide, with Illy coffee available in more than 140 countries.  The company has remained in the family and is now run by a third generation of coffee connoisseurs. Their coffee is rich, full-bodied, and velvety smooth.  Illy commands more than 50% of the coffee market outside of Italy, a result in part of the more than 1500 Illy cafes found around the world. Illy even has an international network of coffee universities for training in the Barista Arts.

At, we offer a wide variety of Illy coffee at reasonable prices.  If you love good European coffee, you must try Illy.