|Roaster Location:||Trieste, Italy|
|Review Date:||August 2000|
Blind Assessment: Clean, elegant, balanced. Fragrant with toast, nut, and caramel notes in aroma, suave in body. The straightforward balance of bitter and sweet tones in the demitasse is complicated by the slightest edge of floral acidity and dry fruit. Light, bright and sweet in milk.
Notes: Clean, elegant, balanced. Fragrant with toast, nut, and caramel notes in aroma, suave in body. The world 's most famous name in espresso, Illy is renowned for technical sophistication and the consistency and quality of its canned whole-bean espresso blends.
Who Should Drink It : Caffe latte drinkers should not; its virtues vanish in large quantities of milk. Straight shot drinkers looking for refined complexity should.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2000 tasting report: Classic Espresso Blends