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illy Espresso Classic Roast Coffee Beans 250g
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- 100% Arabica beans
- Medium roast, whole coffee beans
- Packed in nitrogen to preserve freshness
- Remains fresh for at least two years
- Roasted in Italy
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Illy is a unique blend of 100 percent superior Arabica coffee beans for a maximum flavour and a rich, fragrant aroma. Perfectly ground coffee preserved in a pressurised container.
illy is a unique blend of 100% superior Arabica coffee beans for a maximum flavour and a rich, fragrant aroma. Perfectly ground coffee preserved in a pressurised container.
With illy, the anticipation of savoring coffee that inspires the soul and delights the senses is always rewarded. For over 75 years, illy has maintained an uncompromising devotion to creating a distinctive blend of fine Arabica coffees with a smooth, rich and full-bodied taste. Our authentic Italian coffee is flawlessly consistent, smooth, balanced, and never bitter – perfect for all coffee preparations. And it is freshness-packed to seal in precious flavors and aromas. Add inspiration to your day, every day, with illy.See all Product Description
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Illy has never been the cheapest way to produce your daily brew, but if you work it out on a cost per cup basis, you are talking pennies.
I tend to fresh grind small batches every few days and keep the beans in the fridge. I have found the Illy beans to be very consistent over the years, and depending on the coarseness of the grind, equally good for both filter and espresso.
5 star all the way.
The packaging is fancy (Illy have been selling coffee in tins since the 1950s), as you might expect when you purchase an expensive item, but it actually serves a purpose, as the (patented) packaging process allows air in the can to be replaced by inert gases at above atmospheric pressure, thereby keeping your coffee fresh and full of flavour while it is transported throughout the world; information you may wish to bore your guests with, or not. The lid screws down tightly and securely to keep the beans as fresh as possible once opened.
With a good grinder, and either a stove-top espresso maker or espresso machine (which I find produces the best texture and flavour) the espresso this blend produces is an absolute delight; thick, with a light and substantial `crema' and a smooth, slightly nutty/caramel flavour, strong, but not overly bitter. This is the best I can describe it. I have become completely sold on this, and will now only use this or Lavazza Qualita ORO for my morning espresso. It may be a couple of pounds more expensive than the rest, but it tastes more than a couple of pounds better - that's good value in my book. Treat yourself.
The bottom line is taste, and these beans make an excellent cup of coffee. They can take being brewed strong without any bitterness, and produce a brew that has a rich, strong, slightly creamy flavour.
Worth the money I'd say -- for an occasional treat at least.
Yes, it is expensive, but you pay for what you get....and for those of you with man caves, the tins make excellent nut, bolt and screw storage receptacles!
The can is very nice looking and I'm saving mine to keep bits and bobs in after the coffee has gone. The twist cap is very well suited for this re-using mentality, as if by design.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tastes good as well but didn't beat the more expensive coffee in my local shop. Good buy though.Published 1 month ago by Courtney