A cup of illy coffee is guaranteed to taste the same and be consistently excellent no matter where and when it is consumed. That’s because illycaffè produces and distributes a single coffee blend throughout the world. The unmistakable illy taste found in every cup all around the world comes from its blend of 100% Arabica coffee from nine different growing regions from South America, Central America, India and Africa. Available in more than 140 countries in all five continents, illy is served in over 50,000 public restaurants and establishments. Through its 11 companies which the Group controls directly and indirectly and which employ over 700 individuals, illycaffè’s consolidated turnover in 2007 amounted to €270 million, with a net profit of €7 million. Significantly, export accounted for 52% of overall sales.