“My presence representing Lavazza in the developing countries has been deeply rooted for years. The 13 families featured in our calendar represent just a small part of the communities actively involved in our operations in the countries [where coffee is sourced].
"We have launched projects in these countries aimed at increasing farming productivity and disseminating good production practices, to find the right way to meet the needs of the various communities.
"In fact, it was precisely due to “From Father to Son”, Lavazza’s 2016 calendar produced in collaboration with Slow Food, that I was able to see and compare first-hand the lives of two generations of growers.
"The calendar’s 13 photographs have enabled us to celebrate and illustrate to a much wider public the intimate relationship between the people, parents and children, and their land.
"Today, I’d like to retrace this journey with you, and accompany you through stories of people and unique places.
"In this gallery you will find a selection of tales recounting the most significant sustainable development projects, a path made up of images dedicated to all those projects created to improve the conditions of the coffee growing countries in Central and South America.”