Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
is an Italian
manufacturer of coffee
products. Founded in Turin
by Luigi Lavazza
, it was initially run from a small grocery store at Via San Tommaso 10.
Lavazza imports coffee from around the world. Countries include Brazil and Colombia in South America
, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Honduras in Central America
, Uganda in Africa
, Indonesia and Vietnam in Asia
and the United States and Mexico in North America
. Sustainable production concerns have led the company to develop the ¡Tierra! project, a sustainable agriculture
program in Honduras, Colombia, and Peru, that seeks to improve the quality of coffee as well as the environmental and working conditions of those communities.
Branded as "Italy's Favourite Coffee," the company claims that 16 million out of the 20 million coffee purchasing families in Italy choose Lavazza. Among its offerings today are products such as Top Class, Super Crema, Crema e Gusto, Grand'Espresso, Dek (decaffeinated), and coffee pods A Modo Mio
The company operates a number of retail coffee shops (similar to Starbucks
and Caribou Coffee
). The shops offer traditional coffee drinks as well as whole... Read More