NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are approaching and so is the time for celebrating inspiration, and inspired celebration: a home filled with loved ones; a spirit filled with giving; a cup filled with love. To set the mood, illy is serving up the best holiday gifts for coffee lovers, including beautiful new cups from the revered illy art collection for memorable home entertaining experiences. Embodying the very essence of good living, new-for-the-season items can be purchased at www.illyusa.com and in select illy caffe shops: unique single origin coffees, state-of-the-art coffee machines, illy art collection cups, distinctive gift sets and more.
Gifts under $100
The Alessi Pulcina Moka Pot
The result of a collaboration of two Italian coffee icons, the Pulcina seamlessly melds illycaffe's legendary, exacting technical expertise with Alessi's impeccable design. This ground-breaking moka pot for stove top espresso is engineered to enhance coffee's aroma, featuring a unique shape that achieves optimal coffee extraction. Packaged in a pop-styled designer box.
$90 - Black 3-Cup
MonoArabica™ Single Origin Coffees
For the coffee connoisseur, illy has released three new single origins for its proprietary iperEspresso coffee system: Nicaragua, Tanzania and El Salvador, each highlighting the unique style, culture and taste of its distinct geographic region.
$19.00 - 21 Capsules/Can
illy® K-Cup® Pods for Keurig® Coffee Brewing Machines
Enjoying illy has never been more convenient with new illy K-Cup® pods for the Keurig® hot brewing machines, the world's most popular single-serve coffee system. Inside each pod is the unmatched illy blend, producing beautifully balanced, drip-style coffee in every cup. Choose from medium or dark roast.
$12.00 – 10 Pods/Box
Gifts Over $100
Sustain Art Second Edition Cup Collection
The illy sustainArt project promotes contemporary art through collaboration among art curators and artists from developing countries. Four artists have been selected for a second special edition of the illy Art Collection: Felipe Arturo (Colombia), Ernesto Bautista (El Salvador), Wanja Kimani (Kenya) and Marcelo Moscheta (Brazil). The cups highlight the central theme of Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the planet, Energy for life.
$155 - Set of 4 espresso cups and saucers
$175 - Set of 4 cappuccino cups and saucers
X9 Espresso Machine
Introducing the new sleek Francis Francis for illy X9 iperEspresso single serve capsule machine, with a chrome finish and slim, compact shape. Delivers rich, full-bodied espresso to legendary illy standards — and makes a stunning edition to any kitchen counter.
$250 – Machine for exclusive use with illy iperEspresso capsules, sold separately. Exclusively online at illyusa.com
Y5 Milk, Coffee & Espresso Machine
The single serve machine that does it all – the Francis Francis for illy Y5 Milk Coffee & Espresso prepares six beverages including espresso, cappuccino, latte, classic coffee and hot water for tea – all at the touch of a button, every cup an at-home indulgence. Choose from a wide variety of espresso and coffee capsules containing 100% Arabica coffee.
$399 – Machine for exclusive use with illy iperEspresso capsules, sold separately
YOKO ONO MENDED cups and single UNBROKEN cup
The newest illy Art Collection, MENDED CUPS by Yoko Ono, consists of six cups that bear gold, 'shattered' and 'mended' crack lines. These are accompanied by six saucers with Yoko Ono's handwriting, naming six catastrophic events that have affected the world. Each saucer states the date and event location, and concludes with the words "… mended in 2015."
The seventh cup in the collection, the UNBROKEN CUP, is untouched with no cracked or mended lines, reflecting peace and hope with Ono's handwritten words on the saucer: "This cup will never be broken as it will be under your protection." The UNBROKEN CUP is included in the 7-cup collection, and can also be purchased individually.
$250 – Set of 7 "MENDED" Collection Espresso Cups & Saucers in Gift Box
$40 – Single "UNBROKEN" Espresso Cup & Saucer in Gift Box
New illy Corporate Gifts
In addition to individual gifts, illy offers a new line of corporate gifts for businesses wishing to give to colleagues, associates and employees alike. For Example: the illy Coffee Time basket features 100% Arabica illy coffee, Mattei's Chocolate Cantuccini (biscotti with dark chocolate chunks) and Italian Domori® Napolitains Single Origins chocolate; at $59 packed with everything for an indulgent coffee break, including a designer porcelain mug, wrapped and ready to give in an elegant keepsake wire basket. Baskets are available to ship after November 15th.
To inquire about our corporate gift services, complete range of gifts and special volume pricing, visit www.illyusa.com/bizgifts or call 1-800-455-9692.
And At No Cost: A Top Barista's Expert Advice
And here's the gift that keeps giving from illy's award-winning Master Barista, Giorgio Milos: Check-out his five keys to coffee preparation, the perfect advice for home entertaining and playing host this season. Learn the essentials from beans, water temperature, roasts, and preparation methods and brewing times: www.masterbarista.tumblr.com
To explore illy's full range of gifts sure inspire the special coffee lovers in your life, please visit www.illyusa.com, and sign up for a special offers digital newsletter.
illycaffe was founded in Trieste, Italy in 1933 and is headquartered there today; the privately held company manufactures and markets a unique blend of 100% Arabica coffee and is the leading brand in premium quality coffee sector. The U.S. headquarters are in Rye Brook, New York.
Nearly 7 million cups of illy coffee are consumed daily throughout the world, and the brand is sold in more than 140 countries and served in over 100,000 of the world's finest restaurants, cafes and hotels. There are approximately 230 monobrand illy shops/cafés in 43 countries.
Based on partnerships underpinned by the principles of sustainable development, illy purchases green coffee beans directly from growers of the highest quality Arabica and has long-term relationships with the world's best growers in Brazil, Central America, India and Africa, sharing know-how and technology and paying higher than market prices for its coffee In 1999, the company established the Coffee University with a mission to foster and spread the culture of coffee; this center of excellence operates today in more than 20 countries providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, café owners, baristas and enthusiasts covering every aspect of the product.
Approximately 1,084 official staff work for illy, and in 2014 the company posted consolidated revenues of €391 million. As an official partner of Expo 2015, illy proudly created and managed the content, exhibits and events at the Expo Coffee Cluster and participated in the USA Pavilion as official coffee partner. www.illy.com
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