illy espresso coffee is roasted in Trieste Italy. Considered the world's finest espresso coffee, illy is available for sale in whole bean, fine grind, medium grind and convenient espresso pods. Illy's new iPer capsules are offered as well. illy is available in three roasts: medium, dark and decaffeinated and 1st in Coffee sells every variety of illy coffee with free shipping on orders over $50. In the cup, the signature nine bean blend is like a symphony: rich, full bodied, multi-faceted, yet subtle. The taste is velvety, sweet with delicately balancing floral and fruity notes as well as hints of caramel, toast and chocolate. The blend is naturally fragrant with aromas of almond and honey.
Illy is a world-renowned Italian coffee roasting company that specializes in espresso. Considered to be the world’s finest espresso coffee, the coffee produced by Illy is rich and bold, but still velvety and smooth. Illy was founded in 1933 by Francesco Illy in Trieste, Italy. In 1935, he invented the first automatic coffee machine, substituting air for steam. This machine became the predecessor for today’s modern espresso machines.
To quote the company, “Illy is where experience, taste, scientific curiosity, art and culture come together to create a multidimensional and multisensory pleasure in the cup.” The unmistakable Illy taste that is found in every cup of coffee they produce is defined by the signature nine-bean blend. Only the highest order Arabica beans are selected and purchased directly from farms. The beans that comprise the Illy blend come from nine different growing regions of the world, each with unique conditions that give them all different and unique flavor profiles that comprise the Illy taste.
The singular blend of Illy coffee comes in three different roast variations:
• Normal: The Normal Roast variation is the quintessential Illy blend, with a perfect balance of strength and smoothness. The roast has the distinct aromas of chocolate, toast, caramel, and light flowers, which results in a sweet, velvety, balanced taste.
• Dark Roast: The Dark Roast variation is going to have a more robust and intense flavor to it over the normal roast. The bright, rich, and energetic roast is marked with chocolate, toast, and caramel aromas. This rich coffee opens the minds and awakens the spirits, all while staying true to the Illy blend.
• Decaffeinated: The Illy Decaffeinated variation has the same signature taste and aroma, minus the caffeine content. The decaffeination process involves first steaming the signature beans for 30 minutes, and then a repeated rinse with a solvent, which is then drained away. The beans are steamed again for an additional 10 hours to remove any residue. The end product reflects the same taste, but with less than 0.05% caffeine, for those coffee lovers who don’t need the extra pick me up.
In addition to the different roast variations, Illy coffee also comes in different formats. They sell whole beans, which is the perfect choice for coffee lovers who want to grind their own whole beans to suit their individual taste and preparation method. The fine grind variety is perfectly ground for espresso use. The Illy medium grind is more coarsely ground for optimal extraction for drip coffee makers and French presses. Illy also offers convenient espresso pods, which are 7 grams of perfectly grounded, tamped coffee that is individually wrapped to protect it from oxidation and to ensure freshness every time.
If you are looking for the best in coffee and espresso, both in terms of taste and aroma, then look no further than the world famous and unmistakable Illy blend. With the different roasts and variations, there is a perfect type for all coffee connoisseurs. At 1st in Coffee, we understand the importance of the right blend of coffee to suit your personal taste. We promise to help you find the best product from our wide selection. Call us today and let us help you discover the wonderful world of coffee.