Brazil

Daniella Romano Pelosini

THE INTERVIEW

What does coffee mean to you and your country?

We are the biggest coffee producer in the world, the second biggest consumer… coffee is extremely important to my country. Coffee is my job, my pride … coffee has brought me friends, employees who have become family, coffee makes me want to work sustainably, I learned that I depend on Nature, so I have to respect it. Coffee made me a better person!!

What is your favorite place in your country?

My favorite place in my country and in the world is exactly on the piece of ground where we have our coffees planted!

What is your history with illycaffè?

My story with illycaffè began many years ago when I had the opportunity to watch Dr Ernesto Illy give a lecture on special coffees at a congress in the interior of São Paulo. I was delighted, and I wanted to learn more about all the news I heard…. Special coffees were still rare here in Brazil. Many years later, after meeting Dr Aldir and his daughter Regina at a fair in Belo Horizonte (Minas) I sent them my sample and since then we started a partnership that gave us a lot of visibility and strength!

How do you get the perfect coffee?

Working with coffees is challenging, every harvest year we need to analyze and understand what our plots need, with delicacy, seriousness and competence, seeking to repeat positive results every year, always offering the best coffees!

How do you drink coffee?

I have a habit of drinking several coffees a day, mainly brewed and Espresso methods!