|Roaster Location:||Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Review Date:||October 1997|
|With Milk:||Flavor in milk: 5|
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.
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.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 1997 tasting report: Espresso Blends