Lavazza North America, part of the Italian coffee company Lavazza Group, said it has begun construction of its first roasting and packaging plant in the United States. The new plant is scheduled to open in October 2021.
The plant is an extension of the Lavazza Professional plant in West Chester, PA, which will combine Lavazza’s existing and new US roasted and ground coffee capabilities. It will add 1,000 square feet to the existing 18,000 square feet. means.
The coffee company said the plant expansion will support the new business, allowing it to “be more responsive to the US market.”
“North America continues to be a strategic growth market for the Lavazza Group and the opening of this plant in the United States will enhance our competitive edge,” said Davide Riboni, President and CEO of BU Americas for Lavazza. “We will serve our current customers more efficiently and offer incentives to attract new ones.”
Until now, all Lavazza roasted and ground coffee for the US market has been sourced from Italy.