Medium Roast/Grind by Illy Caffe Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • 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 www.illyusa.com 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.

AROMA:7
BODY:7
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:0/60


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