Stefano Scanferla works as Coffee Buyer at illycaffè Spa in Trieste for African and Asian countries where he is sourcing Arabica coffees for the illy blend.  He started  his life with coffee in 2005 and during this period he learnt about the whole supply chain, from illy Coffee Shop Franchise chain up to coffee sourcing and sustainable production by farmers. He cooperated with Fondazione Ernesto Illy.

Being a Mechanical Engineer with Project  Management background, Stefano adopts a technical approach to the coffee sourcing identifying and delivering the needed know-how to growers. Prior to join illycaffè he managed Heavy Steel Industry and Luxury Hotels projects.