« German officials raid offices of major chocolate firms | Main | 2008 chocolate awards »

Ernesto Illy, espresso evangelist, dies at 82 in Trieste

Ernesto Illy, chairman of Illycaffè from 1963 to 2004, died recently. His expensive coffee is noted for its quality. The Illy name is not Italian. His father, a Hungarian chocolate maker, moved to the former Habsburg port city of Trieste after World War I and founded Illycaffè in 1933. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on February 13, 2008 at 09:58 PM in Italy | Permalink