Illy Caffè Franchise

Franchise History

This company was founded by Hungarian Francesco Illy when he moved to Italy to establish a coffee and cocoa business in 1933. In the following years, he noticed that coffee was the dominant product and decided to focus mostly on it. A year after its creation, it began to use a pressurization system to pack the products and market them worldwide.

Francesco’s idea was to prepare the best coffee in the world in different ways, but he was much more interested in espresso coffee. Therefore, in 1935, he designed a machine called illetta to prepare coffee using air (today it is known as espresso coffee). A short time later, Illy Caffè began to market it throughout Italy and, from 1939 to Europe. It was the first to market portions of ground and pressed coffee. In 1980, it was also established in the United States. To this day, the company has been in the hands of Francesco Illy’s descendants.

  • Year Business Began: 1933.
  • Franchising Since: 2003.
  • Headquarters: Trieste, Italy.
  • Estimated Number of Units: 259.
  • Number of Employees: 1,294.


The Illy Caffè franchise has grown significantly, positioning itself in 140 countries around the world. It has always focused on achieving product and marketing the best coffee in the world. Currently, it offers many products based on coffee and chocolate such as coffee beans, capsules, coffee made by cold infusion, coffee cream, instant coffee, hot chocolate, and more.

It has made several innovations that revolutionized coffee worldwide and will continue to achieve it. It has a turnover of 483 million euros in 2018.

Cost Information 

The costs will depend on the number of employees, merchandise, place where the franchise will be located, size (square meter), marketing, and other factors:

  • Square meter: From € 1,400 to € 2,000.
  • Royalties: Revenue of 5% of sales.
  • Rate: € 25,000.
  • Capital: From € 150,000 to € 400,000.
  • Liquidity: From € 50,000 to € 90,000.

Profit Estimates 

For 2018, net earnings grew by 40%. Its consolidated revenues were 483 million euros, and the net profit was 18.1 million euros.

Training & Support

To provide the best products and coffee worldwide, the company offers all the tools for training and assisting people. It offers professional courses and guides with advice so that the person grows continuously. People can communicate in different ways with Illy to answer any questions.

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