Dr. Ernesto Illy, International Coffee Organization Promotion Committee Chairman and Honorary Chairman to premier Italian espresso company, Illycaffè, is scheduled to present at the International Culinary Center on Friday, April 27, 2007. Key topics will include coffee's effects on degenerative diseases Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, weight loss, and even baldness, followed by a special espresso extraction tasting.
Dr. Illy will share eighty-two years of scientific expertise with the renowned chefs and aspiring students at New York City's prestigious International Culinary Center, presenting recent breakthrough scientific coffee research including:
- The Center for Prevention and Health Service's ten-year study on coffee's inverse correlation to the cognitive decline in men
- American Journal of Medical Genetics recent study on the interaction of coffee and Parkinson's Disease
- Caffeine reported to stimulate human hair growth in the International Journal of Dermatology
About Dr. Ernesto Illy
Throughout his career, Dr. Illy has openly shared his scientific discoveries -- not only to advance the interests of his own company, but for the benefit of all people who enjoy and appreciate the authentic Italian coffee experience. His passion and life's work make him espresso's most respected ambassador. He has single-handedly introduced some of the most important quality control innovations in espresso brewing in the last 30 years. By applying the scientific method, illy has given the consumer the greatest gift -- the highest quality Italian Espresso coffee each and every cup.
Based in Trieste, Italy, Illycaffè produces and markets a unique blend of coffee as the single brand leader in quality coffee and gives coffee connoisseurs an overall authentic Italian coffee experience. It is available in more than 41,000 of the best restaurants and coffee bars and is sold in over 100 countries around the world, serving over 6 million cups of illy espresso coffee a day. On a global level, it employs over 600 people.