illy ground espresso coffee is finely ground to provide optimal extraction with espresso machines that accept ground, tamped coffee. illy’s distinctive blend of fine Arabica coffees with a smooth, rich and full-bodied taste is created from the skillful blending of 100% sustainably-grown Arabica beans, meticulously selected from different growing regions around the world. The result is an authentic Italian coffee that is flawlessly consistent, smooth, balanced, and never bitter. Using an exclusive process, illy coffee is packed in an air-free, pressurized can that enhances and seals in the precious aromas and oils, so you enjoy the freshest taste – cup after cup.
Espresso as multi-sensory awakening
A delightful espresso: the eyes sense it first. Thick, unbroken hazelnut-hued crema – that light-brown layer on top – painted by tiger stripes, darker brown. Next, aromas bring a sweet and complex tease, full with notes of chocolate, toast, honey and caramel. Telling taste: “Here is something special.” Finally, the sip. Sweet, velvety, full bodied – a passing hint of bitter: here, then gone.
We could offer you every region, roast and blend under the sun. But we’d rather give you the perfect one. So we’ve spent eight decades refining a singular, signature blend – celebrated the world over as the pinnacle of what coffee can be.