NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The spirit of spring is in the air for coffee lovers now that the X7.1 Sunrise Limited Edition from illy has just arrived at the illy online shop. The Sunrise Edition is a collection of single-serve espresso machines in three pastel hues inspired by dawn, which are named Aurora Green, Morning Pink and Daylight Yellow.
The X7.1, by Francis Francis for illy is a coveted design that combines illy's innovative iperEspresso system, which since 2008 has changed the way in-home espresso is made with a single serve machine. Each iperEspresso capsule uses a two phased process, encompassing distinct "hyperinfusion" and "emulsion" stages that work together to deliver aromatic, intense and full-bodied espresso, topped with a rich, long-lasting and velvety crema. The iperEspresso system is protected by five patents worldwide and is smartly designed so that coffee never comes in contact with the machine, for easy maintenance and delivery of the purest coffee cup after cup.
Key features of the X.71 Sunrise Limited Edition include:
- Pannarello steam wand that froths milk for creamy cappuccino and latte
- Programmable volume settings and automatic stop
- Power save with automatic shut-off after 30 minutes
- 15 bar pump pressure
- Automatic decalcification setting program
- Drip tray
- Cup warmer
The X.71 Sunrise Edition is priced at $295.00 plus shipping and is exclusively available at www.illyusa.com.
At the core of each iperEspresso capsule is illy's signature coffee blend, containing nine types of 100 percent sustainably grown Arabica beans, all directly purchased from growers. Twenty five years ago, illy pioneered directly buying beans from growers to ensure unparalleled bean quality and sustainable practices were adopted. In addition to illy's legendary nine-bean Arabica blend available in medium, dark roast, and decaffeinated plus iperEspresso capsules for "long" espresso, illy also offers its MONOARABICA™ iperEspresso single-origin Arabica coffees. Each illy MONOARABICA coffee has a flavor and aroma profile that encapsulates the distinctive origin including Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Columbia, Ethiopia, and India. iperEspresso capsules come 21 to a pack with a price of $18.00 and are available at select retailers and at www.illyusa.com.
Owners of the new X7.1 Sunrise Edition can also take advantage of RENEWSM, the illy iperEspresso capsule recycle program. By collecting used capsules and mailing them in or dropping off at participating retailers to be recycled, waste is diverted from landfills. Sustainability is core to illy's values and its investments, the company was recognized for the third consecutive year as a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance.
About illycaffe North America, Inc:
Illycaffe North America imports, distributes and markets illy products throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. With global headquarters in Trieste, Italy, illy is a leader in providing super-premium coffee known for its distinctly balanced taste, produced to the industry's highest quality standards. Its full range of roasted coffee (whole bean, ground and single serve), espresso machines, artist-created cups and other accessories can be experienced at leading cafes, hotels, and restaurants, and purchased for the home at higher-end retailers and at www.illyusa.com. Through a global partnership with Coca Cola, illy also offers the illy issimo line of ready to drink coffees available worldwide. Illy pioneered the direct trade model for coffee over 25 years ago and purchases 100 percent (except Ethiopia) of its Arabica coffee directly from growers, who are educated by illy to produce coffee that meets the highest standards for quality and sustainability. Illy is frequently recognized for its industry leadership in sustainability and ethics, its long-held core values.
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