Medium Roast/Grind by Illy Caffe Review |
  • Illy Caffe

    Trieste, Italy
  • Medium Roast/Grind

Roast: Medium Review Date: April 2004
Origin: Not disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet, balanced, round, with a hint of roastiness and a subtle, shifting bouquet of flowers, fresh leather, spice and apricot that deepen toward chocolate in the cup. As the cup cools it simplifies slightly, turning the fruit a touch shallow and tart.

Notes: Illy's refined coffees are served at many fine restaurants, including Aurora, a favorably reviewed newcomer in Dallas Texas. All Illy coffees offer subtle, delicately complex profiles based on some of the world's finest naturally sweet, low-acid arabicas. My personal reading of the Illy cup is that it is often too refined, but this sample displayed considerable vivacity. Visit for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who find American medium roast coffees too tartly assertive and American dark-roast coffees too bitterly overbearing.


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