Last April, the 1st year students, LV2 Italian, went to Italy for a visit of the LAVAZZA company in Turin.
Founded in 1895, this family business based in Turin, is managed by the fourth generation. Lavazza is one of the most important roasters in the world, with 17 billion cups of Lavazza coffee consumed per year.
During the day, they were able to attend a conference on the history of Lavazza from its origins in 1895 to today. They then visited the factory, one of the largest and most modern coffee production and roasting plants in the world, with its entire coffee manufacturing process, from the reception of coffee beans to packaging. The students were able to see that all steps in this process are automated and controlled by a computer system. The warehouse can store up to 11,200 pallets moved by a computer system, which is able to select the batches of coffee to be shipped based on the date of production, thus guaranteeing optimal inventory management according to the “first in, first out” principle.
In the great Italian tradition, the students accompanied by their Italian teachers, Christine Visentin and Gilda Perrier, received a very professional and friendly welcome, where each student was able to taste a real “caffè ristretto” and leave with a packet of coffee!Updated 24 February 2022