Illy Espresso Roasted Coffee Beans/Ground Coffee £4.50 @ Asda
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Illy Espresso Roasted Coffee Beans/Ground Coffee £4.50 @ Asda

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Edited by:"bsv92"Found 28th Nov
The following selection of coffee is £4.50 for a 250g tub.

Illy Espresso Roasted Coffee Beans
Illy Espresso Medium & Dark Roast Ground Coffee
Illy Espresso Decaffeinated Ground Coffee

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Overpriced and over-rated imo.
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Overpriced and over-rated imo.

I like it...

Like it too, but not at nearly double the price of say, lavazza rossa.

Agree it is nice but so are plenty of other brands of beans which are cheaper

It's a nice tin!

I got 2 of these at £2.60 each from the small Tesco up the road. Love the deal. One major pressie sorted!

If you get through a lot of this stuff like we do in our family, it's worth pointing out that's it's the same price on Amazon and can be as low as £3.82 per tin on Subscribe & Save if you buy five or more....

Best stuff for a straight espresso. Use lavazza rossa for cappuccino and longer drinks but can't be beat for a nice double espresso, addicted to it

Rich06911 h, 16 m ago

Overpriced and over-rated imo.


could not agree more

Rich06912 h, 23 m ago

Overpriced and over-rated imo.


Actually, Starbuck$ or Co$ta is overpriced and over-rated.

1 tin = approx 35 shots of espresso. even allowing for double shots at the coffee shop, that is still <30pence per cup. Most other coffee is around 20-25p per doubleshot.

I use this when my supply of Sical Classico runs out. In my machine it makes a good cappucino. Lavazza Espresso is also good at around £4 or less for 250g.
Edited by: "charlesb224" 29th Nov

charlesb2241 h, 38 m ago

Actually, Starbuck$ or Co$ta is overpriced and over-rated.1 tin = approx …Actually, Starbuck$ or Co$ta is overpriced and over-rated.1 tin = approx 35 shots of espresso. even allowing for double shots at the coffee shop, that is still <30pence per cup. Most other coffee is around 20-25p per doubleshot.I use this when my supply of Sical Classico runs out. In my machine it makes a good cappucino. Lavazza Espresso is also good at around £4 or less for 250g.


Starbucks and costa are nearly half the price of illy. Like the Costa, but Starbucks i dont.

Isn't the standard price of this 5 quid? Not a massive saving in my opinion

On a more general note, you're much better off buying from a small cafe roaster nearby to get something fresh. I find these are only useful after running out of real beans, caus they package them up properly under nitrogen/CO2 to get good crema and extraction for espresso (for a couple days after opening at least).

Rich06916 h, 6 m ago

Overpriced and over-rated imo.


Depends.

If you have a proper Espresso machine then the grind consistency and fineness in this is unbeatable.

If you're using a cafetiere or filter machine than there are better and cheaper options.

kristmace2 m ago

Depends.If you have a proper Espresso machine then the grind consistency …Depends.If you have a proper Espresso machine then the grind consistency and fineness in this is unbeatable.If you're using a cafetiere or filter machine than there are better and cheaper options.


None of that makes a difference to the taste or cost. If your going for the bean option, then youll have your own grinder to get the fineness or consistency of your liking anyway.

charlesb2244 h, 1 m ago

Actually, Starbuck$ or Co$ta is overpriced and over-rated.1 tin = approx …Actually, Starbuck$ or Co$ta is overpriced and over-rated.1 tin = approx 35 shots of espresso. even allowing for double shots at the coffee shop, that is still <30pence per cup. Most other coffee is around 20-25p per doubleshot.I use this when my supply of Sical Classico runs out. In my machine it makes a good cappucino. Lavazza Espresso is also good at around £4 or less for 250g.



Only 30p a cup? Just as well too that I'm able to grind beans and apply enough pressure between my hands to make an espresso. Can't heat the water up but if I use urine instead of water, then I can at least have a lukewarm cup of coffee, and maybe even have another cup when I go to the toilet later.

Of course I could use an espresso machine but that would add to the cost and quite substantially in some cases. Gotta save those pennies.
Edited by: "supermann" 29th Nov

supermann28 m ago

Only 30p a cup? Just as well too that I'm able to grind beans and apply …Only 30p a cup? Just as well too that I'm able to grind beans and apply enough pressure between my hands to make an espresso. Can't heat the water up but if I use urine instead of water, then I can at least have a lukewarm cup of coffee, and maybe even have another cup when I go to the toilet later.Of course I could use an espresso machine but that would add to the cost and quite substantially in some cases. Gotta save those pennies.


Clearly with you extraction is key. Perhaps you should go on tour, I'm sure someone will pay a few pennies for the humour (they might be rich though and be in the Co$ta wasting their money there instead)

If you buy 1 coffee a day from a shop, that's about £10 per week. A decent espresso machine will pay for itself in under a year against that.

If you cost out everything you do in Iife there are plenty of ways to save pennies everyday which adds up to long-term significant £££ savings.

I've bought a 1.2 kg bag of good quality beans for £8.99 in Lidl actually I've bought 4 because they are that good!!
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Edited by: "muscle21" 4th Dec

when did we become proper coffee lovers? was this an EU thing?

Original Poster

oh dear

2 for 9.75 on amazon, plus an extra 20% off. (possibly only for prime members only). Plus additional for subscribe and save.

Seriously guys, ignore this stuff (and any other ‘premium’ supermarket rubbish). For the same price you can get some freshly roasted beans from an online roastary. These supermarket brands were all roasted (at best) months ago and will be stale by now (beans are at their best for between 2 weeks and a month after roasting

I get mine from monsoon estates (would thoroughly recommend their monsooned Malabar), but there are plenty of others out there who will sell you freshly roasted beans at these sort of prices.

Rich0696 h, 52 m ago

None of that makes a difference to the taste or cost. If your going for …None of that makes a difference to the taste or cost. If your going for the bean option, then youll have your own grinder to get the fineness or consistency of your liking anyway.




Fair enough if you're going for the beans, but unless you've got an expensive grinder then nothing beats the Illy pre-ground in an espresso machine. Nothing else in the supermarket is fine enough and leaves you with a terrible, watery espresso.

I’m sorry this is cold, you can’t beat Nescafe original.
Just a heads up to all you coffee lovers they also now sell Nescafe in handy 3 in 1 sachets with powdered milk and sugar included.
Absolutely superb

kristmace20 m ago

Fair enough if you're going for the beans, but unless you've got an …Fair enough if you're going for the beans, but unless you've got an expensive grinder then nothing beats the Illy pre-ground in an espresso machine. Nothing else in the supermarket is fine enough and leaves you with a terrible, watery espresso.


Try the Delonghi kg79 burr grinder (about £30)-very good for the price, and mine has lasted 2 years already.

I find the lavazza rossa just fine enough,(and agree the illy probably is just the right grind too)but my machine (gaggia baby)struggles with the finer Costa espresso.

Good use for the tin once it's empty

Guess my vote for camp coffee won't go down well?

IL_198129th Nov

Best stuff for a straight espresso. Use lavazza rossa for cappuccino and …Best stuff for a straight espresso. Use lavazza rossa for cappuccino and longer drinks but can't be beat for a nice double espresso, addicted to it



that will be all the caffeine consumption @ addicted

Rich06914 h, 44 m ago

Try the Delonghi kg79 burr grinder (about £30)-very good for the price, …Try the Delonghi kg79 burr grinder (about £30)-very good for the price, and mine has lasted 2 years already.I find the lavazza rossa just fine enough,(and agree the illy probably is just the right grind too)but my machine (gaggia baby)struggles with the finer Costa espresso.



Cheers. Always wondered whether those cheap grinders are actually any good for espresso machines. Something for the Christmas list there.

Azztec3 h, 22 m ago

that will be all the caffeine consumption @ addicted


Yeah climb up the walls if I don't get my morning espresso shot what a useless comment haha! Addicted as in best ready ground espresso, for those that don't grind there own nothing better - I'd rather go without that have a crap tasting espresso.
Edited by: "IL_1981" 30th Nov

cantbRssed129th Nov

Seriously guys, ignore this stuff (and any other ‘premium’ supermarket rub …Seriously guys, ignore this stuff (and any other ‘premium’ supermarket rubbish). For the same price you can get some freshly roasted beans from an online roastary. These supermarket brands were all roasted (at best) months ago and will be stale by now (beans are at their best for between 2 weeks and a month after roastingI get mine from monsoon estates (would thoroughly recommend their monsooned Malabar), but there are plenty of others out there who will sell you freshly roasted beans at these sort of prices.


Monsoon

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£3,35 in lidl for 250g of this lovely coffee beans and is much,much better

muscle2129th Nov

I've bought a 1.2 kg bag of good quality beans for £8.99 in Lidl actually …I've bought a 1.2 kg bag of good quality beans for £8.99 in Lidl actually I've bought 4 because they are that good!!


Seems a good deal. Do they have a roast date on the packaging? I tend to order from Rave

Rich06929th Nov

Try the Delonghi kg79 burr grinder (about £30)-very good for the price, …Try the Delonghi kg79 burr grinder (about £30)-very good for the price, and mine has lasted 2 years already.I find the lavazza rossa just fine enough,(and agree the illy probably is just the right grind too)but my machine (gaggia baby)struggles with the finer Costa espresso.


I started off with one of those grinders with my Gaggia Classic and found it didn't really grind finely enough for it. Eventually I saved up and got a stepless on demand Iberital MC2. The difference a decent grinder makes is really unbelievable.

JustExtreme21 m ago

Seems a good deal. Do they have a roast date on the packaging? I tend to …Seems a good deal. Do they have a roast date on the packaging? I tend to order from Rave



I've tried Rave's Monsooned Malabar, and was not impressed, they either sent me the wrong coffee or are taking us for mugs and send any old rubbish out. No way in a million years was it MM. Even Whittards was better (and they are a million times better than Lavazza / Illy etc). That said, if I'm ever running low, Waitrose MM beans are pretty good, although not as fresh as from an online roastery.

btw, most roasteries and Whittards will grind the coffee for you to whatever grind you want.

JustExtreme24 m ago

I started off with one of those grinders with my Gaggia Classic and found …I started off with one of those grinders with my Gaggia Classic and found it didn't really grind finely enough for it. Eventually I saved up and got a stepless on demand Iberital MC2. The difference a decent grinder makes is really unbelievable.



Same here, you can modify it to get a finer grind for a decent espresso machine (there's a few online tutorials) as out of the box its finest setting isn't quite fine enough. However after a year or so, it just kept getting blocked and I got fed up of stripping it down to clean it.....you may have guessed from my other posts that Monsooned Malabar is my favorite coffee bean, but it is a dark roast and very very oily.

They (not sure who "they" are, but they seem to know their stuff!!!) say you should spend more on the grinder than on the machine. I was really lucky and got a Compak K6 (£500 grinder) for £99 on ebay, virtually unused from a guy that was setting up a restaurant that, for personal reasons, only traded for a couple of weeks. He didn't list it in the grinder section of ebay, nor did he state "coffee grinder" in the title, "just Compak K6" in small kitchen appliances, so no one else bid on it. He threw in a stainless steel knockbox draw for £20 as well. Result

IL_198118 h, 24 m ago

Yeah climb up the walls if I don't get my morning espresso shot …Yeah climb up the walls if I don't get my morning espresso shot what a useless comment haha! Addicted as in best ready ground espresso, for those that don't grind there own nothing better - I'd rather go without that have a crap tasting espresso.



others would climb up the wall WITH a morning expresso!, personally I prefer a warm ginger and raw honey with lemon in the morning, the body will thank you in the long term.
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