illy coffees, founded in in 1933 by Francesco Illy, are blended from arabica beans from multiple sources. The grounds are packaged in steel canisters and pressurized with an inert gas rather than air.
So how do we make it?
First dispose of old/used coffee.
Clean out any residue left with a brush.
Pull lever to release required amount of freshly ground coffee.
Press down on the ground coffee firmly in the handle so it filters through slowly, creating the illy flavour. The slower it filters through the stronger the flavour.
Insert your "handle" into the machine and press the correct button for large or regular coffee.
Shake your chocolate canister over the shot of coffee.
Heat the milk until doubled in size, creamy and silky.
Bang the milk on the side to remove the bigger bubbles, producing a smoother milk.
Pour milk on quickly.
And enjoy with maybe a slice of Rocky Road from the cake counter!
You can find out more information on illy coffee and the company's products on their website HERE.