The history of illycaffè dates back to 1933, the year in which Francesco Illy chose Trieste as the place to launch a business based on a simple idea: to offer the world’s best coffee.

To celebrate more than 8 decades of activity, illy introduces the Heritage Collection, the first collection of cups to retrace the fundamental phases of the growth of illycaffè.


The new illy Heritage Collection, composed of six espresso cups, tells a tale of changes and technological innovations that have revolutionized our way of making, consuming and thinking about coffee, in six phases (1933-1960-1963-1969-1985-1996).


The illy Heritage Collection will be available starting in mid-November 2016 at illy points of sale and the website