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Food and Beverages | Thursday, March 17, 2022
illy X1 Anniversary E.S.E. & Ground Espresso Machines and illy simple Espresso Machines are now available.
FREMONT, CA: “These innovative products represent our passion for providing an elevated at-home coffee experience with a range of high-quality products that fit each individual's needs and desires in a machine, as well as our commitment to sustainability,” states Jack Edwards, President of North America, illycaff. illycaff, a global leader in sustainable, premium coffee, brings the brand's simple machine and X1 Anniversary E.S.E. & Ground espresso machine available for purchase in the United States at illy.com and select retailers. This new coffee machine introduces new ways for coffee lovers to enjoy perfectly prepared espresso via industrially compostable E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) pods, the single-serve format with the ideal dose of coffee sandwiched between two layers of paper filters that illy pioneered in the 1970s and recently optimized, furthering illy's long-standing commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2033.
“With the continued introduction of eco-conscious machines and single-serve pods, we fulfill our mission in providing the best coffee experience to our customers while creating solutions that benefit the health of our planet,” adds Edwards.
Each E.S.E. pod includes the appropriate amount of the illy mix, perfectly tamped and made entirely of Arabica coffee beans contained in filter paper specially intended to preserve the illy blend's distinctive smells. illy has pledged to reduce its use of plastic in product manufacturing and transportation by 175 tons per year as part of its ongoing #ONEMAKESTHEDIFFICULTY effort. illy's commitment to environmental and worldwide community protection has made the company the first and only Italian coffee company to receive B-Corp certification in April 2021.
The new X1 Anniversary E.S.E. & Ground coffee machine combines the famous illy machine design with the adaptability of two distinct brewing methods in one stunning machine suitable for coffee and design connoisseurs. The machine can brew espresso using either ground coffee or E.S.E. pods and creates caf©-quality espresso with ease. The machine's eco mode fast-heating technology enables near-instant brewing for energy savings and convenience, aided by a standby mode that activates immediately following each brewing procedure. As visually stunning as it is functional, the Luca Trazzi-designed machine boasts a stainless-steel body, lighted water tank, ergonomic handle, and original 1935 illy emblem prominently displayed behind the temperature monitor.
Additionally, the new illy easy (E.S.E.) espresso machine offers an upgraded experience in a sleek, compact form, with maximum simplicity and simple, intuitive operation for preparing a conventional single or lungo espresso shot. Coffee enthusiasts may also modify the temperature and volume settings on the machine. The machine's compact size makes it ideal for any kitchen or home office, and its environmentally-conscious features, such as automated power-down and compatibility with E.S.E. biodegradable pods, help coffee enthusiasts reduce their environmental impact.
The X1 Anniversary E.S.E. & Ground machine is priced at $949 in the classic illy red and black finish and $999 in enhanced stainless silver. The illy easy (E.S.E.) machine costs $249 in red or black. Customers can also purchase E.S.E. Classico Roast pods for a single espresso, lungo espresso, and decaf. For signal espresso, an intenso roast is available. E.S.E. pods are priced at $13.99 ($14.99 decaf) for an 18-count at illy.com and select shops, including Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams Sonoma, and Sur la Table. Additionally, illy coffee enthusiasts can set up automated delivery via illy's personalized coffee subscription service.