illycaffè started out in the 1930s wholly focused on professionals, perfecting its blend, packaging and equipment to help, cafès, restaurants and hotels delight their guests with coffee as never before.
Founded in Naples, Italy in 1999, and then moved to illy’s hometown of Trieste, Italy in 2002, Università del caffè (University of Coffee) is illy’s now 20-strong, global network of coffee centers of excellence, dedicated to educating hospitality professionals in all things coffee frombean to cup.MORE
Here is where beauty and convenience meet perfection in the cup. The Luca Trazzi-designed Francis Francis! X2 espresso machine uses illy’s breakthrough iperEspresso capsule technology, capable of making most any fine café’s barista masterful. What’s more, since ground coffee never comes into contact with the machine, maintenance is nearly carefree.
illycrema is a rich, creamy, custard-like take on illy’s singular taste, comprised simply of illy espresso and micro crystals of ice. Ideal as crowning touch to a fine meal, or for anytime refreshment, and increasingly found in the finest European cafès.
illy issimo is the first-ever, ready-to-drink coffee beverage worthy of theilly name. Actually, make that five beverages, all based on the legendary illy blend: caffe (without milk); caffe no sugar; cappuccino; latte macchiato, and mochaccino.