Luigi Lavazza S.p.A is an Italian manufacturer of coffee products. Founded in Turin in 1895, today "Luigi Lavazza S.p.A." is present in over 90 countries and is the retail market leader in Italy. Branded as "Italy's Favourite Coffee," the company claims that 16 million out of the 20 million coffee purchasing families in Italy choose Lavazza.
Lavazza credits itself with inventing the concept of blending, "the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographical areas", in its early years and claims this as a distinctive feature of all its products.
The company operates in professional (bars) and retail business. They offer whole bean and ground coffee for home use.