Illy delivers a cup of enjoyment that is perfect for the mind, spirit and body
The coffee plant is an evergreen shrub with green leaves, white flowers and deep red fruit…a beautiful plant that would remind you of the holiday season.
The coffee bean is actually the seed of the coffee plant, found inside a red fruit often called the cherry. Each cherry contains two seeds (beans) surrounded by a membrane called the parchment, and a layer of sweet pulp. Arabica beans are fairly flat and elongated, with a sinuous groove.
In the cup, a well-prepared espresso borne of exclusively high-quality Arabica is beautifully fragrant, sweet and round, with a slight and pleasant acidity, often chocolaty, with an aftertaste of caramel and just a mild hint of bitterness.
The rich, creamy layer on top, or crema, should have a light reddish brown hue, unbroken and painted with tiger-like stripes.
Illy has mastered the art of harvesting, blending, roasting and packaging – delivering to you a cup of enjoyment that is perfect for the mind, spirit and body.
From illy and the festive coffee plant…happy holidays!
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