Illy coffee and espresso machine

Illy coffee company

Illy is a world famous Italian brand specializing in the production, roasting and high-tech packaging of coffee in specially designed oxygen-free cans. The company was founded in 1933 and remains under family management. Illy offers a variety of coffee machines, also mild, dark, and decaffeinated roast variants as well as single-origin arabica variations, each from Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Tanzania or India, either as whole beans or ground coffee.

Illy Brand history

When Francesco Illy first came to Trieste, he immediately realized that this port city with many warehouses and well-developed infrastructure was the ideal place to do business, and he took a chance. In 1933, Illy set up a cocoa and coffee trading business, but eventually focused exclusively on coffee and today the illy coffee brand is known all over the world. Since its inception, ILLYCafe has remained a family business. Today, the third generation of the Illy family runs the company that produces the legendary coffee.
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Brand history
Francesco Illy was not only a successful businessman, but also a brilliant inventor. In 1935, he designed the first automatic coffee machine. The coffee machine was named Illetta and worked with steam instead of compressed air. Thus Francesco Illy invented the modern method of espresso. Later, he invented a system for packing coffee by means of pressurization.

After World War II, Ernesto Illy, son of the company's founder, took over the management of the company. Ernesto, a talented scientist and researcher, created a research laboratory in 1998, from which numerous new inventions were made.

In 2000, ILLYCafe established the University of Coffee (Universita del caffe) in Trieste to train professionals in the coffee industry. Nowadays more than 10 thousand people study at the University annually. Those who grow coffee for ILLYCafe learn how to properly grow elite varieties of coffee, how to collect and preserve coffee beans without affecting their natural taste and aroma. The university also trains coffee workers, particularly barista and all those who professionally handle coffee at every stage of its preparation, sale and promotion.

The University has branches in Brazil, India, South Korea, China, Egypt, Holland, France, Great Britain, Croatia, and Germany. The specialists of the university are going to conduct a special course on coffee in New York International Cooking Academy.

Significant dates in Illy history

From 1933 to the present day
At the end of the First World War, Francesco Illy, of Hungarian origin, traveled from Vienna to Trieste, the coffee capital. He created Illycaffè in 1933 on the basis of a dream: to deliver the world's best coffee.
Illycaffè patents the innovative pressurization method, which the company still uses to pack its goods today: properly ripened coffee can thus fly around the world while preserving its freshness and aroma.
Illetta, the very first modern espresso machine, has been developed thanks to its proprietary water heating and pressure separation system.
Illycaffè becomes the European ambassador of espresso culture and continues to export through his first overseas base in Switzerland.
After graduating in chemistry, Ernesto Illy, the son of the founder, entered the organization and set up the first research laboratory.
Illycaffè is moving to its current Via Flavia premises. The dream of the founder goes on: Ernesto Illy is now focused on international growth.
Illy is the first company to market coffee pods that make the ideal espresso at any time and in any location. Single-serve doses of roasted, tamped coffee.
Illycaffè patents the automated sorting system, which analyzes the beans' color and shape to ensure that each is fine.
The Illy Art Collection has been added over the years by existing and upcoming artists to a new interpretation of the centuries-old art of decorative porcelain, becoming the world's largest collection of art items.
Внук Франческо Илли создает домашнюю кофемашину X1, которая до сих пор является иконой стиля

Espresso art and science: the current illy logo is created by the legendary American pop artist James Rosenquist, to convey individuality in the stroke as well.
Illycaffe founded the Universita del Caffe (University of Coffee) in order to develop, maintain and spread coffee culture around the world

Домашняя банка «250 граммов» - это миниатюрная версия банки, используемой в барах, мгновенно ставшая международной иконой.
The Iperespresso capsule, protected by 5 international patents, produces a coffee with an intense aroma and velvety consistency, thanks to the two infusion and emulsion phases.

For the first time, illycaffè joins the list of the World's Most Ethical Companies, drawn up annually by Ethisphere Institute.
The Premio por la Qualidade do Cafè para Espresso goes global: the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award is launched, paying homage to the talent and hard work of quality growers.
A passion for excellence, ethics, and the dream of giving the world the best coffee.
Since 1933. Official illy coffee video.

ILLY Coffee: the way to perfection. Selection,
blending, roasting, packaging.

The quality of modern coffee is ensured primarily by the careful selection of raw materials, which is carried out by a team of experienced experts of the company. Green coffee is purchased not at the exchange, but directly in the producing countries: in Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kenya, etc., in the country of origin. Coffee for ILLY is always harvested manually to eliminate the risk of inferior beans entering the purchased batch.
National Geographic documentary about Illy mega-factory in Trieste Italy.

ILLY coffee quality and style

ILLYCafe is the only company that has two product and quality certificates. Apart from ILLY, not a single coffee shop and only 14 product companies have such a set of quality certificates. The ISO 9001 certificate confirms that the product meets the highest international standards. In addition, ILLYCaffe has been certified according to the UNI EN ISO14001 system, which demonstrates the company's high standards in the field of environmental protection.
Coffee quality
So, ILLYCaffe coffee is a global brand symbolizing quality. ILLY coffee is sold in 140 countries and is offered in more than 50,000 best restaurants of the world.

Since 2003, the company began opening branded cafes in the Italian style with individual design, developed by experts ILLY. Today ILLY has 30 branded coffees in 30 countries of the world. There is no doubt that the brand of ILLY coffee can be called one of the best world brands. 54% of the coffee produced by the company is exported.

Illy cafe, in numbers

On five continents, the company is renowned and admired for the high quality and unmistakable velvety taste of its coffee, an exceptional blend of nine varieties of pure Arabica that delights millions of people at home, workplaces, hotels, restaurants and cafés every day.
University of Coffee (Universita del caffe) to train professionals in the coffee industry.
Employees around the world
ILLY coffee is sold in 140 countries of the world
ILLY coffee offered in over 50,000 of the world's finest restaurants.

The journey of coffee

Universita del caffe, together with Illy's technicians, presents four videos. You will learn how and where coffee is grown, roasted and packed. Methods for making excellent espresso. Lots of secrets and stories for true coffee connoisseurs.

ILLY coffee assortment

Under the brand ILLY there are many coffee blends of elite beans from all over the world. ILLYCaffe
has created a unique premium blend of 9 elite varieties of Arabica coffee beans.
For maximum convenience of consumers the company has developed different volumes of coffee packing and packaging. Owners of large restaurants, cafes and hotels can buy convenient for storage tins weighing 3 kg. For home we offer beautiful tin cans of 125 or 250 g in a recognizable corporate style.

Since 2006, ground and pressed roasted coffee has been supplied in batch capsules for fast preparation of perfect coffee at home.
Coffee is available in two degrees of roasting - dark and light. There is also a blend of high quality decaf coffee varieties. Different degrees of grinding allow to prepare coffee on espresso coffee machines, filter coffee machines, geyser-type coffee machines and French presses.

Illy has formed direct relationships with coffee growers to guarantee the highest quality coffee.
About 25 years ago, by developing intimate, long-lasting relationships with the growers we work with, we pioneered the direct trade model. We work with them directly to deliver the best of the best beans - buying them at rates far higher than market costs to ensure that growers make a good profit. We offer hands-on training to our growers around the world through our Universita Del Caffe, helping them to improve skills, techniques and stay up-to-date, at no cost to them on developments in sustainability.
Such collaborations are important to us-not only because they are the right thing to do but also because they creating coffee beans of unparalleled quality.

Whole bean Illy coffee

For coffee lovers who prefer grinding the beans to suit their own individual taste and method of preparation, illy whole bean coffee is the perfect choice. Enjoy the classic roast of a medium, balanced coffee with caramel notes. The distinctive blend of fine Arabica coffees with a smooth, rich and full-bodied flavor is made from the skillful blend of 100% organic Arabica beans, carefully selected from various growing regions around the world. The result is a flawlessly reliable, smooth, balanced, and never bitter authentic Italian coffee, suitable for all coffee preparations. Illy coffee is packaged in an air-free, pressurized can using an exclusive method that strengthens and seals in the precious aromas and oils, so that you experience the freshest taste, cup after cup.

Whole bean Illy coffee

For coffee lovers who prefer grinding the beans to suit their own individual taste and method of preparation, illy whole bean coffee is the perfect choice. Enjoy the classic roast of a medium, balanced coffee with caramel notes. The distinctive blend of fine Arabica coffees with a smooth, rich and full-bodied flavor is made from the skillful blend of 100% organic Arabica beans, carefully selected from various growing regions around the world.
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Illy ground coffee

For all the Illy Can lovers and the Italian espresso coffee. It offers an exciting taste thanks to its strong fragrance from the moment you open the jar. Illy ground coffee enables you to produce the authentic Italian espresso coffee you like thanks to the particular grinding degree for each coffee variety. Enjoy every day of your moka ritual!
Ground coffee is acceptable...
In the Classico roast variety, in the Intenso roast, for those who prefer coffee with an intense and definitive flavor; or decaffeinated. For an authentic Italian Espresso coffee, with the unmistakable taste of the Illy blend.

For a Moka: classic roast with the unmistakable taste of the illy blend; intense, solid or decaffeinated; with special flavors of high-quality Arabica beans, from the regions where our coffee grows: Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Colombia of single origin.

For an Americano, mix classic roast or extreme roast with the unmistakable taste of the illy.
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K-CUP PODS For use in any Keurig K-Cup coffee brewers Ground Illy coffee

Now in the convenient shape of a single-serve pod built for use in all Keurig K-Cup brewers, enjoy the special taste of illy.

illy X7.1 iperEspresso Espresso Machine for exclusive use with illy iper Espresso capsules and Iper Coffee Capsules.

In order to make full-bodied espresso with ease, the beautifully built Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso machine uses the innovative iperEspresso capsule system to feature advanced technology including steel internal thermoblock and a Pannarello steam wand that froths smooth cappuccino and latte milk. Accessible in red or black, the X7.1 in any kitchen makes a striking statement.
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illy X7.1 iperEspresso Espresso Machine

illy iperEspresso Capsules for illy X7.1 Espresso Machine

For the ultimate gourmet espresso drinks, this revolutionary method uses a two-stage extraction system that improves the body and aroma and forms a velvety crema. There are approximately seven grams of perfectly roasted and expertly ground coffee in each capsule.
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Reusable Capsule Cup, Stainless Steel Refillable Coffee Capsule Compatible for Illy filter capsule for ILLY X9 X 8 X7.1 Y5 Y3 Y1.1 (capsule+tamper)

Illy Reusable Capsule Cup
Only grind up your favorite coffee, fill up the capsule, and like a professional barista, press it down with the tamper.
Twist the cap back tightly onto the capsule, place it in the machine, and enjoy your coffee!
In the capsule that best satisfies your coffee taste, you will discover the best balance of pressure and coffee quantity.
Save money without losing your flavor of coffee and at the same time save the world.

illy Ready to Drink Cold Brew Coffee

Just about anywhere, these stylish cans can be stashed. With Illy's special blend of 100 percent natural Arabica coffee and the finest natural ingredients, Illy Ready to Drink Coffee is created to produce the pure enjoyment of coffee and awaken the senses while you're on the go.
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