Yesterday marked the start of the eleventh year of the first-level inter-university Master’s Degree in Coffee Economics and Science – Ernesto Illy. It is a course of study designed for recent graduates in economics, engineering, and agricultural sciences. It is designed to provide a comprehensive education in product culture, from the plant to the cup, in the social value of coffee consumption, and in the culture of coffee-producing countries.
The Master in Coffee Economics and Science, a unique course in the world, reaffirms Trieste’s status as a global centre of coffee culture, with faculty drawn from both domestic and international training institutions of distinction, including the University of Trieste, the University of Udine, Drexel University, the Kedge Business School, the MIB Trieste School of Management, the University of Padua, the University of San Paolo, the University of Trento, and the University of Northern Colors.
The University of Trieste, the University of Udine, and SISSA – International School of Advanced Studies of Trieste are the Master’s supporting partners, alongside the Ernesto Illy Foundation and illycaffè.
This academic year’s enrolment is 23 students from 16 countries – Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, Nicaragua, the United States, Ukraine, and Uganda – confirming the Master’s international vocation.