illy has created a coffee using single-origin Arabica beans from Guatemala.
This type of Guatemalan coffee has a characteristic acidity and distinctive chocolate notes. The beans are cultivated in mountainous areas at altitudes of up to 2,000 metres, where the combination of the cool temperatures in the mountains and warmer breezes from Mexico, together with the mineral-rich mountain soil, creates optimal conditions for growing coffee.
The result of these excellent geographical conditions are clear to taste in this blend, producing a coffee with an intense aroma and characteristic sweetness, combined with lovely chocolate notes.
This is a quality coffee that has been roasted according to the very best Italian coffee traditions, creating a rich and full body with a flavour sure to be appreciated by most coffee lovers.
illy was founded in Trieste, Italy in 1933, and is still managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Francesco Illy. The classic red-and-white illy logo is a familiar sight in fashionable cafés around the world, and every day millions of cups of illy coffee are enjoyed in cafés, offices and homes across the globe.