In Brief

Illycaffè chief is a stickler for high standards with no time for Fairtrade – and he'll retrain any barista who doesn't measure up.

This article titled “Andrea Illy: family businessman who’s raising the bar for premium coffee” was written by Rupert Neate, for The Guardian on Thursday 22nd September 2011 19.00 UTC

Andrea Illy is a perfectionist, and not just about the premium Italian coffee his family have been producing for three generations. We’ve barely had time to scan the menu at Locanda Locatelli, a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant in Marylebone, London, and he already has a list of issues to raise with Giorgio Locatelli, the owner and head chef.

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