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Emilio Lavazza, coffee roaster, dies

Emilio Lavazza recently died at age 78.  The coffee roasting firm Lavazza (founded in 1895) is the sixth largest in the world.  It provides 48% of Italy's retail coffee market and is a major supplier around the world, from Brazil to India.  Lavazza has become identified with quality espresso.  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on February 18, 2010 at 06:54 PM in Coffee, Italy | Permalink