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Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
IndustryRetail coffee
Founded1895; 128 years ago (1895)
Turin, Italy
FounderLuigi Lavazza
HeadquartersTurin, Italy
Key people
Giuseppe Lavazza (President)
Antonio Baravalle (CEO)
ProductsWhole bean coffee
Revenue2.2 billion (2019)[1]
Number of employees
3,800 (2018[2])

Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi laˈvattsa ˈspa]), shortened and stylized as LAVAZZA, is an Italian manufacturer of coffee products. Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, it was initially run from a small grocery store at Via San Tommaso 10. The business (Italian: S.p.A.) is currently administered by the third and fourth generations of the Lavazza family.


Lavazza imports coffee from around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Uganda, Indonesia, the United States and Mexico.

Branded as "Italy's Favourite Coffee," the company claims that 16 million out of the 20 million coffee-purchasing families in Italy choose Lavazza.[3] Among its offerings today are products such as: Qualità Oro, Qualità Rossa, Club, Espresso Italiano, Espresso Barista Perfetto, Caffè Crema, Gran Aroma, Super Crema, Gran Crema, Crema e Gusto, Crema e Aroma, Top Class, Grand'Espresso, Dek (decaffeinated) and coffee capsules A Modo Mio, "Espresso Point" and Lavazza Blue. Lavazza also produces Nespresso Compatible Capsules (NCC).


Sustainable production concerns have led the company to develop the ¡Tierra! project, a sustainable agriculture program in Honduras, Colombia and Peru, that seeks to improve the quality of coffee as well as the environmental and working conditions of those communities.[4]


Only 1 out of 10 Lavazza production companies have the fairtrade certification according to their 2020 sustainability report.[5]


The company operates a number of retail coffee shops ("Il Caffè di Roma" and "Espression"). The shops offer traditional coffee drinks as well as whole bean and ground coffee for home use.


Advertising for Lavazza: Transport of coffee in Indochina

Lavazza, established in Turin, Italy, in 1895, has been owned by the family of the same name for four generations. The world's seventh-ranking coffee roaster, Lavazza has a market share by sales of over 36% in Italy, 3,800 employees and revenue of €2.24 billion (2019).[6] The company has six production sites, three in Italy and three abroad, and operates through associated companies and distributors in more than 90 countries. Lavazza exports 46% of its production. Lavazza credits itself with inventing the concept of blending, "the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographical areas", in its early years and claims this as a distinctive feature of all its products. The company also has 25 years of experience in the production and sale of portioned coffee systems. Today, through ongoing partnerships with an international network of universities and scientific research centers, Lavazza operates four platforms in this segment. In 1979 the company established the "Luigi Lavazza Centre for coffee research" which is "devoted to the study of espresso" and has evolved into the Lavazza Training Centre, a network of over 50 coffee schools worldwide, where 30,000 people receive training each year.

Among the activities promoted by the Lavazza Foundation, established in 2002, is the Tierra project which, in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, performs research into achieving the "finest end product quality" with a focus on the living conditions of people in coffee producing countries.[7]

Lavazza is the official coffee in the Italian Pavilion at the Expo 2015 in Milan.[citation needed]

Lavazza acquired the Carte Noire and Merrild brands from Jacobs Douwe Egberts in February 2016.

Lavazza purchased an 80% stake in Canadian-based Kicking Horse Coffee in May 2017.[8]

In 2019, with PepsiCo, Lavazza launched canned ready-to-drink cappuccino in Europe.[9]

A lawsuit was filed in 2019 alleging Lavazza brought false intellectual property lawsuits against American resellers on in an attempt to prevent them from reselling products.[10]

In November 2022, it was announced Lavazza has acquired the French coffee roaster, distributor and services supplier, MaxiCoffee.[11]


Lavazza became a sponsor of Liverpool F.C. in 2018.[12] and the Williams Racing team in Formula One, as they are a personal sponsor with Canadian Nicholas Latifi.[13][14] Also through the agreement reached in September 2020, Lavazza became the official coffee brand used by Juventus F.C.

Offices and manufacturing plants[edit]

"Luigi Lavazza S.p.A." is present in over 90 countries with more than 20 offices and manufacturing plants in Italy and in the rest of the world. In Turin, in Via Bologna, was recently inaugurated "Nuvola",[15] the new Lavazza Headquarters. The "Nuvola" project is the work of Cino Zucchi Architetti and is at the heart of the recent qualification of the Aurora district. In addition to Turin, Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. has 12 other European offices and is also present in the United States,[16] Australia,[17] South America, India (with two locations) and Morocco.

Currently, the Lavazza Group includes 21 companies and international offices, including the Turinese Headquarter "Nuvola" and San Tommaso 10, the same old store in Via San Tommaso owned by Luigi Lavazza in late 1800.

Country City Legal Name
Italy Turin LUIGI LAVAZZA S.p.A.[18]
Argentina Buenos Aires Lavazza Argentina S.A.
Australia Melbourne Lavazza Australia Pty Ltd.[19]
Austria Wien Lavazza Kaffee GmbH
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Lavazza do Brasil Ind. E Com. Ltda
Bulgaria Sofia Onda Coffee Break AD
Denmark Fredericia Lavazza Denmark
France Noisy Le Grand - Cedex Lavazza France S.A.S.
Germany Frankfurt Luigi Lavazza Deutschland GmbH
India Chennai Fresh & Honest Cafe Ltd.
India New Delhi Barista Coffee Company Limited
Italy Turin Cofincaf
Italy Segrate (Milan) Ercom SPA
Italy Turin San Tommaso 10
Morocco Casablanca Lavazza Maroc (SARLAU)
Netherlands Oostzaan Bluespresso B.V.
Nepal Pokhara Coffee Culture Cafe Pvt Ltd
Portugal Porto Salvo Sogefran S.A.
Spain Barcelona LAVAZZA ESPAÑA
Sweden Stockholm Lavazza Sweden AB
United Kingdom Uxbridge Lavazza Coffee (UK) Ltd.[20]
United States New York Lavazza Premium Coffees Corp.[21]

The Lavazza Group has three main manufacturing plants in Italy: Turin, the first historical manufacturing plant; Gattinara, where Lavazza A Modo Mio, Lavazza Espresso Point and Lavazza Blue capsules are produced; and in Pozzilli where decaffeinated coffee is made for worldwide distribution. Other manufacturing plants are located in France, India, and Brazil.[22]

Country City
Italy Turin
Italy Pozzilli (Isernia)
Italy Gattinara (Vercelli)
France Lavérune


Since 1991, Lavazza has produced the "Lavazza Calendar", featuring fashion photography from some of the world's leading photographers. The calendar is not available for purchase. Contributors have included Annie Leibovitz in 2009, David LaChapelle in 2002, Helmut Newton in 1993 and 1994, Ellen Von Unwerth in 1995, Eugenio Recuenco in 2007, Erwin Olaf in 2005, and Platon in 2018.[23][24][25] The calendar has become a showpiece of conceptual fashion photography.[26]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lavazza 2019 financials". 27 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Lavazza 2019 financials" (PDF).
  3. ^ "2004-2006". Lavazza History. Lavazza. Archived from the original on 26 October 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
  4. ^ "When coffee is Lavazza". Spotlight. Italian Institute for Foreign Trade. Archived from the original on 1 March 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
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  6. ^ "Lavazza posts record 2019 results and pledges €10m coronavirus relief for Italy - World Coffee Portal". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Learn more about Lavazza's CSR initiative ¡Tierra!". Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Italy's Lavazza Group buys 80% stake in B.C.-based Kicking Horse Coffee - BNN Bloomberg". BNN. The Canadian Press. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  9. ^ Selwood2019-07-03T11:38:00+01:00, Daniel. "PepsiCo teams up with Lavazza for iced coffee RTD". The Grocer. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Online Reseller Accuses Lavazza Coffee of Bringing Phony IP Infringement Claims". New Jersey Law Journal. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  11. ^ Portal, World Coffee (28 November 2022). "Lavazza to acquire France's MaxiCoffee for undisclosed sum". World Coffee Portal. Retrieved 28 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Liverpool FC and Lavazza announce new partnership". 30 October 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  13. ^ "ROKiT Williams Racing Announces New Partnership with Lavazza". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Williams Racing adds Lavazza to new-look sponsorship portfolio". SportBusiness. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Nuvola, the new Lavazza Headquarter in Turin". Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Lavazza United States official website". Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Lavazza Australia official website". Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  18. ^ Lavazza Headquarter or "Nuvola"
  19. ^ Lavazza AU international office
  20. ^ Lavazza UK international office
  21. ^ Lavazza US international office
  22. ^ "Manufacturing Plants". Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  23. ^ Australian Vogue Online Archived 18 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ Gibson, Amber (30 November 2017). "A Calendar To Save The World". Forbes. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Lavazza 2008 Calendar Launch / 2007 / Events / People + Parties / Vogue Australia". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 18 November 2008., Events Column, 2008
  26. ^, "How About That" Column, 2008

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