I first tried Illy coffee at Easy Restaurant in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood on West Queen West. They are a top brunch spot, and they have this coffee free-flowing with your meal. I was instantly hooked, and when I returned to my home in a smaller Northern Ontario city, I instantly craved that coffee -- I had to find it! Initially I could not find it in any stores, so I ordered online. They have a great service called a "coffee subscription" where you can get coffee regularly delivered to your home or office, and also offer many freebies when ordering online. The coffee is high quality and delicious -- the kind that you want to sip away with eyes closed and a smile.
This coffee is manufactured at only one place in the whole world! That place is Trieste, Italy. We got addicted to this coffee over there, in Italy. The standard espresso or cappuccino is way better than many parts of the world at almost any location in Italy. Go to a very small, tiny bar (in Italy bars are places that serve coffee) at a god-forgotten place I promise you that the coffee you`ll have there will taste way better than what you can have here at a high end restaurant or those famous coffee chains. Well. anyways, one day we stopped on the road to have some coffee and we were served the best cappuccino in the world! The taste was so smooth yet full, did not have a sour after taste, we were at coffee haven! We went inside to pay and saw that they were serving this brand, Illy. Since that day we are buying Illy Coffee. We have one of those stove top Moka makers too. For the Moka maker go buy Illy Moka but if you have an espresso machine choose the Illy Espresso. For both, we prefer the medium roast and whoever comes to our house gets impressed with the coffee they have :) Some can say that it is pricey but you know, you get what you`ve paid for! Oh, and if you don`t know about them yet, Illy has amazing mug, coffee cup collections. For the investors, buy one now and sell it on the internet for BIG bucks :) But to be honest, this brand has become an obsession for us. We simply LOVE it!
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