Coffee Sensory & Discovery Internship

Department:  Innovation, Green Coffee Development & Sensory


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Lavazza, founded in Turin in 1895, has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. As one of the world’s most important coffee roasters, the Group reported in 2021 revenues of EUR 2.3 billion and now operates in more than 140 countries through its subsidiaries and distributors, with 70% of revenues generated abroad and a total of over 4,200 employees.



What you’ll be doing:


We are looking for a candidate to join our Sensory and Discovery Team within the R&D Department.
As an intern you'll support the Sensory Manager and team carrying out daily activities and you’ll have the chance to write your degree dissertation about a specific topic related to barrel-aged coffee.



Your activities will include:


  • Carry out bibliographic research
  • Support the creation of an analytical /experimental plan
  • Assist practical tasting activities
  • Support the internal assessors training and assist on sample analysis
  • Collect and process data in order to drawing up reports



Who we’re looking for (the “almost” perfect candidate): 


  • You’re available for a six-month internship with full-time commitment. Starting date: February 2023
  • You’ll be fluent in Italian and English - do you know any other languages? 
  • You’ll probably have an international experience - language course or exchange programme? Way to go! 
  • You have a Degree in Food Science/Food Technology
  • You’re passionate about sensory analysis and want to learn about it by training on the job
  • You have good communication skills and a great attitude to work in an extended international team 
  • You love challenges and aren’t afraid of moving out of your comfort zone 
  • You are a creative and proactive person with good Excel and Power-Point skills
  • (And if you’re a coffee lover.....that helps!) 



In return we offer: 


  • Internship allowance
  • Opportunity to define a project for master’s thesis
  • Flexible way of working
  • A dynamic work experience in an international context and the chance to learn from the best 
  • Free Bistrot service
  • Free coffee (of course!) 





We are looking for talented, recent graduates to join us at our Innovation Center in #Turin!

Being part of Lavazza Group means sharing our pursuit for quality and excellence in everything we do. If you aspire to join a team where you can grow and develop your career, sharing in our company values, apply now!



What next? 


  • Our Talent Acquisition Team will assess your application and if you have what we’re looking for, we’ll contact you for an initial phone screen 
  • If successful, you'll be invited for a video interview using the Visiotalent platform 
  • If we like what we hear, you’ll be invited to an interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team 
  • If you make it to the short list, you’ll be interviewed by your future Manager!



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