Ernesto Illy Colloquia kicks off in Trieste to examine coffee sustainability amid climate change

The first edition of the Ernesto Illy Colloquia kicks off today, September 27th 2022, an event organized by Fondazione Ernesto Illy and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (UNESCO-TWAS) and dedicated to the sustainability of the entire coffee supply chain. The three-days event will conclude on Thursday September […]

Master in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy: application for the Fondazione Friuli scholarship

Since the first edition of the Master Program, the Fondazione Friuli has continuously offered a scholarship to a deserving student residing in the province of Udine or Pordenone. To apply for the scholarship to attend the 12th edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy starting in January 2023, please send your CV (Europass […]

Alice Italian Food Academy: Linet’s story

The Fondazione Ernesto Illy supports Alice for Children that is a non-profit association engaged for more than 15 years in Kenya in support of the most vulnerable children of Nairobi slums. It deals with 3000 children and their families with schooling, protection and health care programs. Over time it has developed three schools ranging from […]

The signed new agreement of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy

The Fondazione Ernesto Illy announces the signing of the new agreement regarding the institution and activation of the first level Master degree in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy. The signatory partners are: the University of Trieste, the University of Udine, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste (SISSA), Area di Ricerca Scientifica e […]

Financial aid requests for the 12° edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy: one month left.

There is only one month left to send the financial aid request (full and partial) offered by the Fondazione Ernesto Illy to graduates coming from coffee producing countries for the 12° Edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy. The deadline to send your candidature is July 15th 2022. To find out […]

The 31st Ernesto Illy Award for Sustainable Espresso Coffee awarded to the best producers in Brazil

The official awarding ceremony for the presentation of the 31st Ernesto Illy de qualidade sustentavel do cafè para espresso was held yesterday in San Paulo, in the presence of the best coffee producers in Brazil. During the ceremony, the three winners who will represent Brazil at the 7th Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award were awarded: […]

Anna Illy awarded at NIAF New York Gala

Anna Illy, chair of the Fondazione Ernesto Illy, has been awarded by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the prestige she has given to the Italian spirit around the world with her excellent effort and work. The award ceremony took place during the New York Gala event on April 21st where NIAF recognized other […]

Fondazione Ernesto Illy for ROOTS

The Fondazione Ernesto Illy supports the ROOTS project, created by AIW (Association for the Integration of Women, founded in 2020) with the collaboration of several public and private partners.  ROOTS is a project of integration and social inclusion addressed to migrant women located in Modena, Italy. Through food and the offered training courses, these women […]

The School4Life project kicks off in Italy

The School4Life project coordinated by Elis, a non-profit training center, and by eleven large Italian companies to combat early dropout rates of high school students is underway throughout Italy. In addition to the Ernesto Illy Foundation, the project involves Ansaldo Energia, Banco Bpm, Enel, Eni, Fincantieri, Intesa Sanpaolo, Leonardo, Poste Italiane, UniCredit and the Snam […]

Patronage renewed for the second edition of the Call for Impactability promoted by 3Bee

The Fondazione Ernesto Illy renews its patronage for the Call of the Impactability initiative (impact + sustainability) promoted by 3Bee, a startup that has made courage and innovation their focal points. This is the second edition for the Call of Ideas, created to give everyone the opportunity to realize their proposal based on the principles […]

Welcome Class of 2022

The 11th edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy starts today, January 10th, 2022 in its new blended format. Twenty-three young graduates coming from 16 coffee producing and consuming countries will start the program in the new academic year under the administration of the University of Trieste. For more information, […]

Pre-enroll into the 11th edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy

As of today, Monday August 9th 2021, it is possible to pre-enroll into the eleventh edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy which will start in January 2022 and take place in blended mode. The University of Trieste –  the chosen regional university for this academic year – has activated all […]

Addis Ababa: Inaugurated the Coffee Training Center Ethiopia

The new Coffee Training Center Ethiopia was inaugurated in June 2021 at the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority. Ethiopia is the cradle of Arabica coffee, which represents a key resource for the country and its economy. The Center is the result of years of collaboration between AICS (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo)  Office […]

The Ernesto Illy Foundation partner of the World Happiness Report for the fifth consecutive year

For the fifth consecutive year, The Ernesto Illy Foundation and ​illycaffè are partner of World Happiness Report,the ranking of the happiest countries in the world, that has faced significant challenges this year in analyzing the effects of the pandemic on the collective and individual well-being. In the year of the pandemic, Finland is still the […]

Sponsorship of the initiative Call For Impactability promoted by 3Bee

The Ernesto Illy Foundation, sharing the philosophy behind the initiative, has agreed to support the Call For Impactability promoted by 3Bee. 3Bee is the agritech startup which makes the development of innovative technologies the cornerstone of protecting the planet. They have recently launched the first edition of a Call for Ideas entitled Call for Impactability (impact + sustainability) in order to involve all the creative minds and collect programs […]

Agreement in support of Scientific Research in the Nutritional Field with Fondazione Italiana Fegato

The Fondazione Italiana Fegato and the Fondazione Ernesto Illy have recently signed a collaboration agreement of mutual support for the promotion and the development of Scientific Research in the Nutritional Field and in food production. The two Foundations, both with headquarters in Trieste and with global missions and objectives, will join forces concentrating mainly on two of their areas of action: research and education. […]

Graduation day: congratulation to the class of 2020!

The dissertations of the tenth edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy ended today, October 23rd, 2020. The 25 new graduates of the class of 2020, coming from 15 coffee producing and consuming countries, will join the large community of Alumni of the Master that now counts 206 members.

Winners of the Ernesto Illy Foundation financial aid for the 11th edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science Ernesto Illy

After considering more than hundreds of applications, the Ernesto Illy Foundation decided to assign 10 full and 6 partial financial aids to 16 worthy young graduates coming from coffee producing countries. The financial aid will support the graduates to attend the 11th edition of the Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy. Because of the peculiar global […]

Casa de la Alegría

The Casa de la Alegría project offers a legal and practical solution by offering infant care centers, both from the point of view of health and education, contributing financial support to families and above all, a safe place where children can be looked after while their parents are at work in the coffee fields in Costa Rica.

The story of Ernesto Illy

Ernesto Illy, the coffee scientist Ernesto Illy was a scientist and a businessman. In his company, he always aimed at excellence making research and innovation its strengths. Illy believed that scientific research was a source of truth, progress and human development and he promoted it in ethics, sustainability and the coffee culture area. He was able to advance the company […]

Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy: Fondazione CRTrieste Scholarship 2019/2020

The Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trieste confirmed the recurrence of the scholarship of EUR 15.000 in favor of a deserving student resident in the province of Trieste, for the attendance and the attainment of the tenth edition of Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy. The constant commitment on behalf of the Fondazione CRTrieste has been […]

Master in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy: Fondazione Friuli Scholarship 2019/2020

Starting from the first edition, the Fondazione Friuli has continuously offered a scholarship of EUR 15.000 to a deserving student resident in the province of Udine or Pordenone. The winner of the scholarship for the tenth edition of the Master is Alessia Zampollo Sguazzero from the province of Udine. To know more, click here.

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