A cup of illy espresso is a brief but intense experience that caresses the senses, awakens the spirit and opens the mind. From the very first sip, illy's rich, fragrant aroma and distinctive, consistent taste provide an authentic Italian coffee experience to be savored over and over again. illy produces one single blend composed of nine types of 100% premium Arabica coffee--the very finest--and makes it available in different formats and roasts. This choice guarantees consistent quality and distinguishes the illy blend, ensuring it always has the same unique aroma and flavor. The green coffee beans are carefully selected at source from the best plantations in Brazil, Central America, India and Africa and are then subjected to 114 quality control steps before being sold.
The E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) espresso pod invented and launched by illy has become an espresso standard, found in homes, offices and cafes throughout the world. Each serving, or pod, contains 7 grams of perfectly ground, expertly tamped coffee to ensure delicious, consistent espresso each and every time. Simply insert a pod into an E.S.E.-compatible espresso machine and in less than 30 seconds it yields a delicious cup of rich, robust espresso. The individually wrapped servings protect the illy coffee from oxidation and guarantee maximum freshness each and every cup.