Sapori Fine Flavors

Welcome Portland Foodies!

Just like you, we are locally based here in Portland, Oregon and love good food and drink. We love being part of the friendly NW Community, surrounded by all the amazing chefs and delicious food offerings. For the past 20+ years, our goal has been to couple with all of these wonderful palates and to offer authentic Italian style roasts, blends, and preparation with authentic Italian espresso training.

illy named among the World's Most Ethical Companies

World's Most Ethical Companies 2013

Ethisphere® Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has just announced their list of the 2016 World's Most Ethical Companies. 

This list represents companies that go above and beyond what it takes to honor and promote ethical business practices, social responsibility and sustainability.  

We are extremely pleased to share that illy has been honored with this title for four consecutive years. It is exciting to see illy recognized for its long commitment to high standards of corporate social responsibility and sustainability!


Responsible Supply Chain Process

In March 2011, illycaffè became the world’s first company to receive the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Responsible Supply Chain Process certification, attesting to the company’s long-running sustainable approach to production and its relations with stakeholders throughout the production chain, particularly with green coffee suppliers.

The illycaffè model is innovative in assigning critical roles to quality and value creation. The certification was officially conferred at illycaffè’s twentieth annual meeting in Brazil, recognizing suppliers for coffee production meeting the company’s industry-leading quality standards.

For more on how illy leads the world in sustainably grown coffee, see our Social Responsibility page.    

Community Involvement

Sapori is thrilled to support the community in any way possible. Through both monetary and in-kind donations, Sapori supports local charities.  Read more.

Sustainable CoffeeCoffee Beans with Flower

By committing to authentic Italian espresso parameters of only using seven grams of grounds per shot and extracting the full flavors out of those beans, we typically use 50 - 100% less coffee than average roasters to produce the same amount of coffee. Keeping in mind that the average coffee tree only produces about one pound of roasted coffee per year, the authentic Italian method assures lower environmental impact – 50 - 100% less land, water, fertilizer, and manpower – to deliver the perfect morning latte.  

As no coffee is locally grown in the Pacific Northwest, having the most efficient coffee available is crucial to sustainability.

Authentically Italian: Bringing Italy to you!


Do you crave espresso coffee like you were served on your last trip to Italy? Do you want your customers to leave with the rich smooth flavor of great espresso still on their palate? Are you looking to cut waste and improve your bottom line? Catering especially to discerning restaurants, cafes, hotels and offices, Sapori Fine Flavors prides itself in offering the highest quality products and unparalleled expertise in the coffee field. To learn more about Sapori Fine Flavors or to find out where you can find illy, please call us at 503-699-6174. We look forward to hearing from you.


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