Italian Expansion

Photos courtesy illycaffè

Two iconic Italian coffee brands – Lavazza and illycaffè – are pushing forward with initiatives and innovations designed to introduce their products to new customers across North America. Read more


Lavazza Group, one of Italy’s leading coffee manufacturing companies, has acquired the beverage division of Mars Inc. Read more

Coffee Report

A genetic map of Coffea arabica is now available for all to share. Read more


Martin Bauer Group has announced the appointment of Ennio Ranaboldo as its new president of Martin Bauer Inc., the wholly owned US subsidiary based in Secaucus, NJ. Read more


Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

Photo courtesy Starbucks

Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. Read more


Italian roasting giant Lavazza recently acquired 80% interest in Kicking Horse Coffee, a popular roastery in British Columbia. Read more

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