Lilla: a history which merges
with the history of coffee in Brazil.
The Cia. Lilla was founded by an italian immigrant in 1918, Mr. Vitantonio Lilla.
Previously, he had owned a coffee roasting in São Paulo downtown, the business went well up to World War 1 start, and he no longer was able to import spare parts for his european equipment.
Thus, he started manufacturing on his own whatever he needed, and afterwards also to meet the needs of his colleagues in the business. Such in tandem business went so welll that he shut down his coffee roasting business and started a coffee machine factory.
The following step was the launch of the first 100% Brazilian ball roaster, which was the first step for a long history of 100 years of pioneering.