illy

illy is an italian company that produces coffee beans, coffee grounds, and coffee machines. They portray coffee as an art (just check out their website, it comes off as very communal and artistic). You can order several type of coffee blends at their website, but it is also available at Williams Sonoma (where I aways see it) and I actually picked this mini sized canister  up at T.J. Max. I was happy with with mini size because it was inexpensive (compared to the large tins) and I knew I could finish it all before it went bad.

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illy Coffee Canister

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illy Lid

The coffee comes in a pressurized tin to optimize freshness. Technically, the coffee is for use in their espresso machines, but I used it in my little pink coffee maker, and it came out tasting great. The below image shows the grounds in the canister. It is very fine and smells great.

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illy Coffee Grounds

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illy coffee

+ Plus: illy came out with its own single serve espresso machine (similar to the Keurig or Verismo), iperesso for which they sell single serving pods for. I have not tried it, but it looks very cool – think retro style kitchen appliances.

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