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Espresso Compatible* Capsules Classico - Medium Roast

Delicately smooth, featuring notes of caramel, orange blossom and jasmine, with a sweet finish.

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Sustainable coffee supply chain Recyclable Coffee Capsule
$9.99

Main Features

Coffee Bean Type:

Coffee Bean Type:

A Blend of the Finest 100% Arabica Coffee Beans

How We're Brewing:

Single-Serve illy Espresso Capsules for Nespresso® Original Coffee Machines

Suitable For:

*Nespresso® Machines. illy is not affiliated with *Nespresso® brand.

The CLASSICO roast of illy’s unique 100% Arabica blend has a smooth, velvety flavor with delicate notes of caramel, orange blossom, and jasmine and a delightfully sweet aftertaste.

Compatible for use with Nespresso* Original coffee machines except models U*, Umilk*, Expert*, Expert&Milk*, Prodigio* and Prodigio&Milk* purchased after July 25, 2016.
*ILLY is not affiliated with the Nespresso® Brand

About illy Coffee: Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules from illy are a unique offering of our iconic 100% Arabica blend. To create our blend, we sustainably grow and source nine Arabica bean types from the best coffee-growing regions around the world. We then select only 1% of the finest Arabica beans with zero defects.

Taste Profile: The Classico roast is perfect for those who prefer a refined and balanced espresso shot. It features delicate notes of caramel, orange blossom and jasmine, accentuated by a pleasant, lingering sweetness.

Sustainability: We are committed to sustainable initiatives for our products. Our guiding principle when it comes to doing business is the creation of economic, social and environmental value for all players involved throughout the production chain.

Roast Degree: Classico Nespresso® alternative capsules contain our medium roast intensity – the mildest of our offerings.

Preparation Method: Classico Nespresso® compatible capsules are designed for use with Nespresso® Original machines. It's a simple way to enjoy a premium illy espresso shot anytime the mood strikes.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Illy taste with push-button convenience I've been a fan of Illy espresso since the late 1980s, when it was the coffee at the break station at a Silicon Valley company I worked for. Since then, it's my go-to espresso for any new machine I have acquired, or even an old machine like my 1986-92 La Pavoni lever action espresso maker. In fact, I call Illy my "standard reference espresso" because I know what it's supposed to taste like and I know what I need to do to dial the shot. A year or so ago, some dear friends were closing down their AirB&B and presented us with a De Longhi Nespresso-compatible capsule machine. I was convinced it couldn't produce espresso like my La Pavoni, but the results are consistent, immediate, and delicious—if you have the right coffee. So I ordered some Illy capsules in the classic roast. My first shot was a little under-extracted—too much sourness from the acids and fats being extracted without the woody base notes at the end of the extraction. Two simple tweaks perfected the shot: when I heat the cup, I drop my Illy capsule into the hot water and let it warm up for 20-30 seconds. Then I make sure to run hot water through the De Longhi so that the brew chamber is at the right temperature. Result: perfection, the typical Illy balance of smoothness with all three flavor components (tart, caramel, and woody) as I've come to expect from the brand. I'm getting 37g of espresso out from the 14g capsule, which is exactly the ratio I shoot for in the La Pavoni. With 120ml of steamed milk to hew to the Istituto Nazionle Espresso Italiano's certified cappuccino profile, this is now my breakfast drink. And it's perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up or post-prandial refresher. In fact, I think I'll brew one right now...
Date published: 2024-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistently rich and flavorful I love the rich, consistent flavor I get from Illy capsules.
Date published: 2024-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with the compatibles I started usig these Nespresso-compatible capsules about a year ago ad love them. Whenever there's a sale I load up!
Date published: 2024-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best coffee taste I’m a subscriber of the illy capsules. The classic flavor—rich with a hint of sweetness—I always choose illy wherever I go.
Date published: 2023-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love your coffe We love your coffee even in the pods it’s fantasticp
Date published: 2023-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistent quality, a little flavor of Europe Illy is such a smooth, flavorful coffee. Been a fan for years.
Date published: 2023-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistency and excellence Lovely coffee that is consist each and every time and quite delicious.
Date published: 2023-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best coffee Best coffee, I love the flavor and aroma y drinking Illy I think for more than 25 years , but I have my subscription probably since 2015
Date published: 2023-08-29
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Espresso Compatible* Capsules Classico - Medium Roast image

Espresso Compatible* Capsules Classico - Medium Roast

Espresso Compatible* Capsules Classico - Medium Roast

$9.99