NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- illycaffè, the leading global company in the high-quality coffee industry, launches the new Y3.2 single serve espresso and coffee machine that combines function and form to inspire coffee lovers' daily ritual.
First introduced at the global furniture and design fair, Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new Y3.2 is a compact, easy-to-use machine that perfectly combines aesthetics and practicality. At a height of 10 inches, width of 3.94 inches and depth of 11.73 inches, Italian designer Piero Lissoni has created a beautiful object for everyday coffee use.
The Y3.2 has clean, minimalist lines and easy to distinguish push buttons to prepare either espresso or filter coffee. Within illy's wide range of espresso and coffee machines, the Y3.2 is the entry level machine for home, office, dorm room, or gift with a price starting at $149.00 in color black. The Y3.2 is currently available for sale at www.illy.com, illy Caffè coffee bars and shops, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Built for the illy Iperespresso capsule system, the Y3.2 features a water tank that holds 25.4 ounces of water, utilizes a power save function when not in use, and has an adjustable cup shelf.
illy Iperespresso is a technological innovation protected by five patents entirely conceived and developed for home espresso brewing at the illycaffè Research & Innovation labs in Trieste, Italy. Unlike the traditional preparation process in which the espresso is brewed all at once through percolation, in the Iperespresso capsule, the coffee is extracted in two phases: first infusion, then emulsion. This two-stage process ensures the optimal extraction of the coffee's aromas, making it possible to brew espresso that has a smooth and full-bodied aroma with a rich, velvety, and long-lasting crema. With Iperespresso, the coffee never comes into contact with any part of the machine. illy Iperespresso and coffee capsules are available at www.illy.com and other retailers starting at $19 (21ct tin of espresso) or $16.50 (18 ct cube for drip capsules).
Alison Brod Marketing + Communications
Joanna Cella Dunphy
illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offering the greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world's most global coffee brand, producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world 's best selections of Arabica; each day more than 7 million cups are served in over 140 countries in the finest cafés, restaurants, hotels and in offices and homes. illy has become the standard forerunner of espresso, and thanks to three critical innovations, is considered the leader in the science and technology of coffee. With the bestowing of the first "Ernesto Illy Award for quality espresso coffee" in 1991 in Brazil, illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underwritten by the principles of sustainable development. The company also founded the University of Coffee with the aim of fostering and spreading its culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers in order to cover every aspect of the product. Everything 'made in illy' is enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand, starting from its logo – designed by an artist, James Rosenquist – and including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised of over 100 cups designed by international artists. In 2016 the company was employing 1,269 people, and posted consolidated revenues of €460 million. There are approximately 230 stores and mono-brand illy shops in 43 countries.