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Caffè Borbone profits fall 27% amid rising production costs

Increasing raw material costs contributed to profits in Napoli-based coffee roaster Caffé Borbone to fall 27% to €17.9m ($18.3m)

Caffé Borbone has been a driving force in revenue growth for majority shareholder Italmobiliare during the pandemic | Photo credit: Caffè Borbone


Napoli-based coffee roaster Caffè Borbone achieved revenue growth of 3.7% in the first six months of 2022 to reach €134m ($137m), but profits fell 27% to €17.9m ($18.3m). 

Caffè Borbone, one of Italy’s main producers of coffee in compostable pods and compatible capsules, has experienced increasing raw material costs that the company said it had only partially passed on to the end customer through price rises.  

Italian investment holding company Italmobiliare has been the majority stakeholder in Caffè Borbone since 2018. Its board of directors said that Caffé Borbone had been the driving force in its revenue growth during the pandemic. The portfolio company’s revenues exceeded €250m ($255m) in 2021. 

Italmobiliare reported a 33% increase in overall revenues for the six months ending 30 June 2022 to €55.7m ($57m). The company also operates food companies Capitella and Callmewine, and counts Italian energy companies Italgen and AGN Energia among its portfolio of 11 brands. 

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