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illy Holiday Gifts for Coffee Lovers

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- illy, the global leader in high-quality, sustainably grown coffee, celebrates the holidays with beautiful and tasteful gift ideas in a variety of price points and categories for every person on your list.  

From connoisseurs to college students, this year's illy holiday catalogue is stocked with an inspired range of new products for gift giving for any coffee aficionado, who appreciates extraordinary taste and design such as the X1 Anniversary Edition and Y3.2 espresso and coffee machines, the Marc Quinn illy Art Collection cup set, and illy Arabica Selection single origin coffees.

illy gift items can be purchased at www.illy.com and in select illy caffè shops in cities including San Francisco. Free shipping is offered on orders over $50.00 at www.illy.com in the United States until December 31, 2018.

illy Arabica Selection        
Elevate your holiday coffee this season with illy Arabica Selection. This new line of single origin coffees are available in 8.8 oz whole bean can, K-Cup® pods, and and illy iperEspresso capsules are custom-roasted to individually highlight the most appealing flavor notes associated with each origin country: Brazil (Caramel), Colombia (Fruit), Ethiopia (Floral) and Guatemala (Chocolate).
Price: Starting at $12

illy X1 Anniversary Machine
Give the special person on your list the gift that brings out their inner barista. An icon of taste and design, the X1 Anniversary machine, first created 20 years ago, is available as a special edition multi-beverage machine and in a new, black cast iron finish. Prepare espresso, cappuccino, brewed coffee, and lattes to impress guests and bring holiday entertaining to the next level.
Price: $595 for cast iron, red or black, $695 for stainless steel

illy Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine
The compact Y3.2 prepares a perfect cup of espresso and coffee all at the touch of a button with iperEspresso coffee and espresso capsules. Recently featured in Consumer Reports, this elegant and functional, Piero Lissoni-designed machine is compact making it diverse for ally types of kitchens, dorm rooms, and offices.
Price: $149 for Cape Town blue, red or black

Marc Quinn illy Art Collection
The latest addition to the revered illy Art Collection, a new cup collection designed by Marc Quinn featuring the artist's signature Iris paintings. The reflective ceramic cups showcase the bold Iris colors on the saucers to enhance the beauty of drinking a cup of illy coffee. This collection is available in a set of six cappuccino cups ($170), set of six espresso cups ($140), set of two mugs ($55), set of two cappuccino cups ($55), set of two espresso cups ($50), and a single espresso cup ($40).
Price: Ranges from $40 to $170

illy Signature Gift Sets & Bundles
In addition to specialty machines and coffee, illy offers beautifully packaged gift sets and coffee bundles for everyone on your holiday list. Many bundles can be customized and packaged in gift boxes including the premium illy signature "Amore Red" gift box.  
Price: Starting at $30

Expert Advice and Ideas from illy Master Barista Giorgio Milos
Impress holiday guests with coffee preparation skills from illy's award-winning Master Barista, Giorgio Milos. Check-out his five tips to better coffee at www.masterbarista.tumblr.com.

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 2017 the company was employing 1,290 people, and posted consolidated revenues of €467 million. There are approximately 244 stores and mono-brand illy shops in 43 countries.

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