illycaffè becomes global coffee partner for World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars


illycaffè, a global leader in sustainable, high-quality coffee, has announced its partnership as the official global coffee partner for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars. 

The Italian coffee brand will be present at all the international and regional events, starting with the most anticipated event: the awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 in Singapore on 25th June. illycaffé’s partnership with the prestigious competition is an opportunity to bring the culture of sustainable, quality coffee into the world of gastronomic excellence. 

This is a partnership born from an on-going and global vision, and it is no coincidence that illycaffè has chosen to support the regional events such as The World’s 50 Best Bars, the definitive list of the elite talents in international mixology, taking place in London on 3rd October. As part of this, the premium coffee brand hopes to connect with a community that seeks excellence in quality and service: from the cup, to the table, to the bar – anywhere in the world. 

“It is a great honour for us to announce this exclusive international partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants & Bars,” says Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffè. “It is a symbol of global excellence in the world of fine food and drink and is an area that has always been at the heart of our business, where coffee and the culture that surrounds it play a fundamental role. Many of our illy Ambassadors are listed among these rankings: we are here to support them, and to continue to develop an increasingly virtuous path of sustainable quality with them. Our dream is that coffee, which plays a fundamental role in cafés and bars, will also plays an equally important role on the menus of the great chefs, and achieve the same status as wine on tables across the world.” 

“We are delighted to work with illycaffé as our official coffee partner for our Restaurants and Bars events,” says William Drew, content director for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants & Bars. “Sustainable, quality coffee is an essential ingredient in the world of premium eating and drinking, and we could not imagine a more appropriate brand with which to join forces in discovering, recognising and celebrating the best restaurants and bars across the globe!” 

Created in 2002 and now in its 18th year, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is a worldwide ranking of fine dining. As well as involving international experts in the hospitality sector to compile the list of the 50 best restaurants in the world, the guide also offers an authoritative overview of the latest gastronomic trends, celebrating the best destinations for unmissable world-class culinary experiences.