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  • Illy Espresso

    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Illy Espresso

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: October 1997
Origin: Various Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: The elegant fruit and toast tones in the aroma fade quickly, leaving a surprisingly hard, astringent profile behind, free of carbon but equally empty of acidy or grace notes, displaying more tactile than aromatic power. The profile sweetens and rounds in milk.

Notes: The elegant fruit and toast tones in the aroma fade, leaving a hard profile behind which is free of carbon. The profile sweetens and rounds in milk. Illy is a pioneer and continuing leader in Espresso blending, roasting, and packaging technology. This blend is roasted in Italy and supplied whole bean in a 8.8-ounce can.

Who Should Drink It: People curious about the Illy name and reputation. I can't help but feel that Illy's confidence in its canning technology may be a bit mistaken, and that this blend's rather rigid profile may be owing to the loss of aromatics in canning.

AROMA:6
BODY:5
FLAVOR:4
AFTERTASTE:4
WITH MILK:Flavor in milk: 5
AGTRON:47/53


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