In 1895, Luigi Lavazza began roasting coffee in a small shop in Torino, Italy. Over a century and four generations later, this family business has become Italy’s favourite coffee, with over 70% of Italian households choosing Lavazza. The Lavazza family remain committed to roasting the finest coffees and their passion shows in every blend.The passion and commitment also shows in the family’s dedication to its Tierra project. Tierra is a sustainable farming project operating in some of the poorest coffee growing communities in Honduras, Peru and Colombia. Certified by The Rain Forest Alliance, Tierra works on a social, environmental and financial level in the communities, building schools, renovating hospital facilities and assisting with educational programmes.
Lavazza is also a firm favourite in Australian cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and delicatessens, recognised for it’s premium quality and flavour. Distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Valcorp Fine Foods, itself a family owned and operated business and the company behind such household brands as Sirena tuna and La Gina tomato products.
Lavazza continues to be a proud sponsor of Sydney Opera House, a sponsorship endorsed by both Giuseppe and Alberto Lavazza during visits to Australia. Italy’s favourite coffee and Australia’s favourite landmark – a perfect partnership.