The four plants are located Lavazza Group in Italy: in Settimo Torinese (Turin), in Verres (Aosta Valley), devoted to roast and ground coffee, in Gattinara (Vercelli), dedicated to the production of capsules for all systems Lavazza closed and in Pozzilli (Isernia) dedicated to the decaffeination process.

The coffee production cycle consists of several phases: transport crude tankers coffee, Lavazza arrival at the plant, tastings in laboratories, storage of raw coffee, blend composition, roasting, grinding and packaging, warehouse.

Storage of raw coffee
All plants have Lavazza storage towers, inside which there silos that contain the various sources intended to blend composition. The raw coffee loading is done automatically by tanker and in small measure, cutting bags. As soon as the phase of silage, coffee is subjected to controls that allow you to remove any impurities. All raw coffee is cleaned by removing dust, stones and other foreign bodies.

Blend composition
All blends composition cycle power toasters and is highly automated and managed by a central computer that controls all the activities of the plant.

In this phase transformation occurs first coffee. Roasting the same emerge typical aroma and flavor of the coffee. The roasting cycle (time + temperature) varies by source type and blend. The roasting is done in machines running high temperature air which heats the coffee making "float" grains lose 16% to 22% by weight.

The packaging of coffee, following the roasting is carried out with specific processes based on the final product characteristics:
• Products milled flexible packages or cans;
• Ground Products capsule dose;
• Products in grain
After rigorous controls, is tasting the finished product by statistical sampling. All machines that make up the production chain (packaging, case packers and palletizers) are are highly automated.

Lavazza directly manages the distribution of products, using both internal and third party warehouses. In Italy has its logistics centers in Turin, Milan, Rome and, for capsules, Gattinara. Turin, which operates both in relation to the distribution and the provision of other logistics centers in Italy and abroad, has a computerized warehouse with a total capacity of 11,000 blocks / pallets. The moves, managed by a central computer, are made by rollers and four cranes no man on board, and are based on complex algorithms that optimize storage and ensure high product turnover.