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Illy Caffe Ground Espresso Coffee Dark Roast -- 8.8 oz

Illy Caffe Ground Espresso Coffee Dark Roast
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Illy Caffe Ground Espresso Coffee Dark Roast -- 8.8 oz

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Illy Caffe Ground Espresso Coffee Dark Roast Description

  • For Espresso Machines
  • Perfecting Italian Espresso Since 1933
  • Caffeine Content Not Higher Than 1.5%
  • Kosher

Discover the extraordinary pleasure of Illy, the celebrated Italian espresso coffee served in the finest restaurants and cafes and enjoyed by coffee connoisseurs worldwide. Savor its distinctive taste, perfected for espresso and prized for its full, rich body and smooth, balanced flavor. Experience the singular luxury of a flawless cup of coffee, the result of three generations of expertise and passionate pursuit of quality by the Illy family of Trieste, Italy, since 1933. Illy's signature blend of sustainably grown 100% Arabica beans is meticulously selected, expertly roasted and freshness-packed in an air-free, pressurized environment to flavor-seal precious aromas and oils. Today, Illy's distinguished legacy of coffee, innovation continues with is unwavering commitment to delighting coffee lovers everywhere with perfection in the cup.


Certified Sustainable. Illy is the first company to have obtained Responsible Supply Chain Process certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), one of the world's leading certification bodies, assuring the sustainability of our entire coffee production supply chain, from growers to consumers. DNV recognizes that Illy sources its quality Arabica beans directly from the growers with whom we share knowledge and guarantee a profit - one more reason why you can be assured that every cup of Illy delivers extraordinary taste and aroma.


Preparation Guidelines


Preparation Water Coffee Grind
Italian espresso/cappuccino 1 ounce 1 heaping Tablespoon ** Fine
Italian moka 5 ounces

1 heaping Tablespoon **

*adjust to personal taste ** 7grams


Storage - Keep away from sunlight and heat. To preserve the coffee, store it in the refrigerator to extend freshness. Do not freeze. After opening, best consumed within 15 days. Best before month end: date shown on bottom of can.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: 100 Arabica coffee.

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Everything You Need to Know to Make Perfect Pour-Over Coffee

Coffee making is an art. Anyone can swing by a coffee shop, restaurant or convenience store and easily pick up a cup. But making your own coffee at home results in a better-tasting (and less expensive!) cup. With more and more people working from home, DIY coffee has become increasingly popular. And though there are plenty of high-tech machines and systems designed to make coffee-making a breeze, brewing it the old fashioned way can be quite pleasurable – even meditative. Woman Who Learned How to Make Pour Over Coffee Pouring Hot Water into Red Coffee Filter Funnel |

So, what is pour-over coffee?

The pour-over method of making coffee is a slow and refined way of brewing that results in an excellent cup of coffee. This manual method involves slowly pouring hot water over coffee grounds through a filter positioned in a funnel-like piece of equipment sitting above a cup or a coffee pot. The slower you pour, the more intense the flavor. It’s considered to be an artisanal style of coffee making, producing a beverage far superior to anything that comes from a push-button, automated brewing machine. Plus, the act of creating a cup with the pour-over method is mentally satisfying. It promotes mindfulness and the feel-good sensation you get when making something “from scratch.” If you give it a try, you might just find your morning coffee ritual turns relaxing and therapeutic!

The right tools for the job

When switching to pour-over coffee, it’s a good idea to consider investing in a few tools to make the experience easier. Gooseneck Kettle - The key to the ultimate cup of pour-over coffee is controlling the temperature and the pour. Slowly pouring your water at the correct temperature ensures that no Starbucks drink will ever compete with your coffee. Pour-over coffee maker + steel reusable filter - These makers are often attractive looking; some are made from glass, some sit above a mug. Steel reusable filters are a must-have! Burr grinder - Grinding your beans also is a must if you want to achieve true homebrew bliss. Kitchen scale - Gone are the days of eyeballing how many spoons of coffee you put into your maker. A scale ensures you get the right measurement, every time.

The beans and the grind

If you’re just getting started with (serious!) home coffee brewing, it’s good to know the difference between pre-ground coffee and whole coffee beans. Pre-ground coffee, of course, is available in almost every supermarket; but if you want to make pour-over coffee that truly kick starts your day, purchase whole beans and only grind when you need them. Burr grinders grind your beans evenly into the right consistency. When using freshly ground beans, you’ll maximize your coffee's flavor potential. An even and consistent grind helps coffee extraction to be even and provide the greatest amount of flavor. Each cup should rise between 22 and 27 grams of ground coffee per 12-oz cup. Adjust the amount of coffee slightly for stronger or weaker coffee.

Warm up time!

For the perfect – and we mean perfect – cup of coffee, you’ll want to warm the mug or pot used to collect your pour-over brew. Think about it: hot coffee landing in an un-warmed cup or pot will chill a bit when it hits the cold surface. So, start with a pre-heated mug! You should also warm the filter component if you can, before starting.

What about the water? 

Water is an essential component of good coffee. Using tap water can cause scale buildup on your kettle. The impurities in tap water also can impact the flavor of your coffee. Always use filtered water for a clean kettle and equipment – and for exceptional taste. Water temperature should also be checked. The ideal temperature for pour-over coffee is between 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit. The correct temperature ensures that the coffee is adequately extracted and not burnt. A Gooseneck kettle with a built-in thermometer will help you reach the right temperature; if your water is too hot, allow it to cool slightly.

How to make pour-over coffee

Now that you’re ready to produce the best cup of coffee, you can begin preparation to pour. Scoop your grounds into the filter. (Note: If you’re making two cups of coffee or more, place the maker over a coffee pot and not a mug.) Fill the coffee maker's basin to 3/4 full, allowing the water to drain through for 40 seconds. The coffee will bloom in the filter. Once foam forms on top of the water, let it stand for a few seconds before adding more water into the brewer. Pour slowly in a clockwise direction until you reach your desired amount of coffee. Now sit back, relax and enjoy your home-brewed beverage!

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