The Classes by year

The adventure of the Master’s degree in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy started with the 2010/2011 academic year. That first Class was composed of 15 students from 12 countries coming from around the coffee producing world, who began their Master Coffee journey in January 2011.

From that moment on, the Master’s Program has become more and more successful, so much so that with the graduated Class of 2015 we have 83 graduates of the Master’s degree in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy.

Every academic year, the didactic lessons have been entrusted to a large group of professors. The lectureship, in fact, alternates with academics and researchers from the University of Trieste and the University of Udine, as well as with illycaffè employees and experts from every part of the world.

All of these individuals, with their own personalities, their own knowledge and their own culture are the life force of this educational program that can be summarized with the words of a student from the Class of 2015:

“Among the best aspects of this Master, in addition to the knowledge that we have received, are the people that you meet on your journey – professionals but also your peers. At the beginning I thought everyone was going to be very competitive and wanting only to excel, but in the end I realized that the world of coffee is based on the support of all for all.”

- Juan Andres Gutierrez Portillo