Nine winning micro lots were chosen from the top coffee producing nations around the world and recognized in 2017 for the Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award to celebrate our commitment to producing the highest quality coffee in the most sustainable way.
Each month, taste the winning coffee from a different region with Author's Notes. Discover the story behind the grower that made it unique.
"The secret of our coffee is the mix of altitude and the land in which it is cultivated; we use a micro irrigation system in order not to waste water. We are the first to arrive at the plantations every day and the last to leave, sharing hard and joyful times with the people working with us."
A full bodied coffee with an intense flavor. Its distinctive sweetness and bold chocolate notes are enhanced by hints of caramel and toast.
You can taste this coffee exclusively from 23 April to 22 May.
illy Caffè - Regent Street: 295 Regent Street, London
illy Caffè - South Kensington: 23 Old Brompton Road, London
illy Caffè: 505 Sansome Street, San Francisco
illy Caffè - Union Street: 2055 Union Street, San Francisco
illy Caffè - Montgomery Street: 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
illy Caffè - Montenapoleone: Via Monte Napoleone, 19, Milano
illy Caffè - Gae Aulenti: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano
illy Caffè - Eataly Trieste: Riva Tommaso Gulli, 1, Trieste
illy Caffè - Porta di Roma: Via A. Lionello, 201, Roma
espressamente illy - Montecitorio: Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 31/32, Roma
illy Caffè - Beaugrenelle: 12 Rue Linois, Paris
espressamente illy - Rue Auber: 13 Rue Auber, Paris
espressamente illy: 15 Rue de l'Ancienne Comedie, Paris
espressamente illy - Opéra: 7 Avenue de l'Opéra, Paris
illy sustainable quality: more than 30 years dedicated to perfecting coffee bean growing methods, to obtain a harvest that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Together with the Foundation Co.Honducafe, illy will help fund the construction of a school in Honduras, as part of our commitment to our coffee growing regions.
Author's Notes N°2: Colombia
23 may - 22 june
Author's Notes N°3: Costa Rica
23 june - 22 july
Author's Notes N°4: Ethiopia
23 june - 22 august
Author's Notes N°5: Guatemala
23 august - 22 september
Author's Notes N°6: Honduras
23 september- 22 october
Author's Notes N°7: India
23 october - 22 november
Author's Notes N°8: Nicaragua
23 november - 22 december
Author's Notes N°9: Rwanda
23 december - 22 january 2019