NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Give the gift of inspiration to passionate coffee lovers and fashion enthusiasts this holiday season by sharing extraordinary illy coffees and accessories including the new Emilio Pucci illy Art Collection and illy Heritage Collection cup sets.
The Trieste-based Italian roaster is serving up its newest gift guide for the holidays, hand selected to create extraordinary coffee moments to delight each person on your list. The illy holiday gift guide for 2016 includes many new items including the X9 Anodized iperEspresso capsule machine in NEW colors – Deep Red and Silver/Black, an exclusive illy Art Collection cup set in collaboration with fashion house Emilio Pucci, crystal espresso cups with etched coffee flower design, the new Extra Dark Roast blend, and a six espresso cup set celebrating the storied illy logo, and more.
These new, unique products for the holidays can be purchased at www.illyusa.com and in select illy caffè shops in cities around the world including Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Toronto.
illy EXTRA DARK ROAST
It's not often a new roast is introduced from illy, known for its scientific and artful approach to all things coffee. This illy Extra Dark roast is a bolder approach to its world renowned blend of 100% Arabica from the best coffee growers around the world. The intense aroma of illy Extra Dark Roast offers enticing notes of toasted bread, caramel and a finish of dark chocolate. Available in illy's iconic pressurized 250g can optimized to ensure freshness and with optimal grind for at-home drip coffee and French Press preparations.
Price: $15 for a 250g can
illy COFFEE FLOWERS CUP SET
The "cup with a cult following" has released a special crystal addition of its sought after cups. Illy, known for its unparalleled commitment to quality, has designed a cup using Luxion – the cutting-edge crystal glass made from the purest raw materials. With a translucent appearance, it's easy to admire the simplistic beauty of coffee including the frosted coffee flower etchings that evoke thoughts of nature and the journey from bean to cup. These cups fulfill every coffee-lover's dream, transforming a cup of espresso into an extraordinary, experience.
Price: $55 set of two espresso cups in gift box
illy X9 iPERESPRESSO MACHINE
illy introduces its X9 iperEspresso capsule machine in new colors Deep Red and Silver Black. Sleek and modern in its elliptical shape and annodized finish, the X9 delivers the exceptional taste of illy's unique blend of aromatic, smooth and balanced coffee with a single touch. Iconically designed with form and functionality in mind, the espresso machine features an aluminum body and chrome-finish top that makes a stunning addition to any kitchen.
Price: $279 – Available in chrome, deep red, and silver black
EMILIO PUCCI illy ART COLLECTION
Sip, savor and be inspired. The Florentine-based fashion brand and the Trieste-based coffee company have partnered to create a special collection of cups. Part of illy's revered Art Collection, the cups draw inspiration from 6 of Emilio Pucci's "Cities of the World" exclusive, hand-drawn scarf prints depicting scenes from global metropolises, including one designed by the Marquis Emilio Pucci in 1957. The Emilio Pucci illy Art Collection features six different prints portraying illustrations of Florence, Rome, Milan, New York, London, and Paris. illy Art Collection cups are signed and numbered, and are available in limited quantities.
Espresso cups –$150 set of six
Mugs – $55 set of two
Cappuccino cups – $175 set of six, coming late 2016
illy HERITAGE COLLECTION CUPS
illy launches the Heritage Collection, its first collection of espresso cups to commemorate milestones in illycaffè's development and celebrate over eighty years of being at the center of coffee culture since the company was founded. The six espresso cups depict how the Trieste-based coffee company has brought about change through technological innovation, revolutionizing the way we make, consider and enjoy coffee. Each of the six coffee cups marks a different stage in the brand's evolution by featuring illy's evolving iconic logo design. Each individual cup is adorned with a historic golden illy logo and the date of its creation.
Price: $100 set of six espresso cups
New illy Corporate Gifts
In addition to individual gifts, illy offers a line of corporate gifts for businesses wishing to make an impressive statement with 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 porcelain coffee mug, wrapped and ready to give in an elegant keepsake wire basket.
To inquire about illy corporate gift services, complete range of gifts and special volume pricing, visit www.illyusa.com/bizgifts or call 1-800-455-9692.
A Top Barista's Expert Advice
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
illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offer 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 best Arabica, served in more than 7 million cups in over 140 countries in the finest cafés, restaurants and hotels. As a leader in coffee science and technology having developed significant industry innovations, illy continues to be the leader in eespresso technologies. With the first Brazilian award for the best coffee quality for espresso in 1991, illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underpinned by the principles of sustainable development. The company established and runs the University of Coffee with the aim of fostering and spreading coffee culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers 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 2015 the company posted consolidated revenues of €437 million and employs over 1,175 people. There are spproximately 230 illy stores and mono-brand shops in 43 Countries.
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