Pack of 2 illy Coffee Beans 250 g (500g Total) £7.06 S&S @ Amazon
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Pack of 2 illy Coffee Beans 250 g (500g Total) £7.06 S&S @ Amazon

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Found 28th Jan 2012
Usually £12.46

illy is a unique blend of 100% superior Arabica coffee beans for a maximum flavour and a rich, fragrant aroma. Perfectly ground coffee preserved in a pressurised container.

- 100% Arabica beans
- Medium roast, whole coffee beans
- Packed in nitrogen to preserve freshness
- Remains fresh for at least two years
- Roasted in Italy
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Not a bad coffee (and the tins make nice storage containers too!)

At this price it's worth getting, but there are much better (and importantly fresher) coffees available for less than the usual price of illy.

Try Hasbean for a huge range of lovely coffee roasted (and ground if required) to order.
Subscription needed to get at this price or pay "£7.84 for two.... same price at Tesco.
Ellie Phant

Subscription needed to get at this price or pay "£7.84 for two.... same … Subscription needed to get at this price or pay "£7.84 for two.... same price at Tesco.



Yeah subscribe then cancel!

Tesco don't do Beans only ground
Edited by: "feeder16" 28th Jan 2012
beardyweirdy

Not a bad coffee (and the tins make nice storage containers too!)At this … Not a bad coffee (and the tins make nice storage containers too!)At this price it's worth getting, but there are much better (and importantly fresher) coffees available for less than the usual price of illy.Try Hasbean for a huge range of lovely coffee roasted (and ground if required) to order.



Agreed but for this price, its worth it!

I paid £3.50 yesterday for some crap Taylors of Harrogate beans
feeder16

Yeah subscribe then cancel!Tesco don't do Beans only ground


Sorry... I stand corrected. Only just bought a few tins from Tesco (ground) You would have thought Tescos would also sell the beans........... it's nice coffee by the way.
Quite liked this when I bought it on offer in Morrisons..... is there any benefit to buying the beans over ground?
mac_d

Quite liked this when I bought it on offer in Morrisons..... is there any … Quite liked this when I bought it on offer in Morrisons..... is there any benefit to buying the beans over ground?


Good question... I'm gonna go with the fact the beans inners haven't been exposed to the air... so fresher !!
Ellie Phant

Good question... I'm gonna go with the fact the beans inners haven't been … Good question... I'm gonna go with the fact the beans inners haven't been exposed to the air... so fresher !!



yeah its fresher and tastier when freshly ground
If you're making espresso, adjusting the fineness of the grind is an important part of controlling the quality of your drink (the other variables being: your water, temperature, tamp pressure etc)

A fine, even grind gives a better drink, but if you go too fine it can choke the machine so the water passes through the coffee too slowly and the drink tastes bitter. Too coarse a grind and the water will pass through the coffee too quickly and you'll get an uninspiring cup with no crema (the lovely foamy coffee you get on the top of a good espresso).

In order to get an even grind you need a burr grinder (as opposed to a blade grinder). If you don't have one, you're probably better off buying your coffee pre ground, but make sure it's a fine, espresso grind.

If you're making coffee in a filter machine or a French press (cafetiere) the grind is less critical but would normally be coarser than for an espresso.
beardyweirdy

If you're making espresso, adjusting the fineness of the grind is an … If you're making espresso, adjusting the fineness of the grind is an important part of controlling the quality of your drink (the other variables being: your water, temperature, tamp pressure etc) A fine, even grind gives a better drink, but if you go too fine it can choke the machine so the water passes through the coffee too slowly and the drink tastes bitter. Too coarse a grind and the water will pass through the coffee too quickly and you'll get an uninspiring cup with no crema (the lovely foamy coffee you get on the top of a good espresso). In order to get an even grind you need a burr grinder (as opposed to a blade grinder). If you don't have one, you're probably better off buying your coffee pre ground, but make sure it's a fine, espresso grind. If you're making coffee in a filter machine or a French press (cafetiere) the grind is less critical but would normally be coarser than for an espresso.



Good advice!

I got the Delonghi Burr Grinder for my Icona and on fine it produces some brilliant espresso despite what some reviewers of the grinder might say!
I really like this stuff, but I end up getting the Lavazza instead, its cheaper usually and gives a pretty decent crema and taste
cawsmawr

I really like this stuff, but I end up getting the Lavazza instead, its … I really like this stuff, but I end up getting the Lavazza instead, its cheaper usually and gives a pretty decent crema and taste



The 1KG bad boy bag?
Still overpriced, even at £7.06 for 500 gms. A very expensive way of buying coffee, given the much cheaper alternatives available online.
I personally think this is a good price for Illy coffee.
Newbold

Still overpriced, even at £7.06 for 500 gms. A very expensive way of … Still overpriced, even at £7.06 for 500 gms. A very expensive way of buying coffee, given the much cheaper alternatives available online.



Right with a nine grand postage charge! and probably rubbish quality and not in a nitrogen tin to preserve freshness!
feeder16

The 1KG bad boy bag?



I'm not that hard core! the supermarkets sometimes do a 2 for a fiver on the 250g vacuum pack blocks, the red and white pack is my fave
Now £11.78.

Not that it was a good deal,considering medium roast arabica coffee is the cheapest real coffee,you could get it fresh for that price.
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