September 4, 2007

Illy Hyper Espresso


Illy has announced a new format for brewing espresso, that they seem to indicate will be a great way to extract the very best espresso from excellent blends that will be available to you in their new Hyper (iper) Espresso Capsule system. Illy has long offered Espresso Pods for all ESE Makers along with their own Francis!Francis! machines. To use the new capsules, two new machines will be introduced, the Francis! Francis! X7 and X8 for the spring of 2008. The capsules will reportedly cost $0.75 each, which is a big jump up from the $0.49 for Nespresso capsules that are used in Nespresso Machines like the Essenza C100 machine.

At Illy - New illy iperEspresso machines.

More from Illy on the Hyper (iper) Espresso after the jump...


The secret lies in the innovative patented coffee capsule--conceived, developed and produced by illy-- which encloses a complete extraction group that replaces the traditional process of percolation with a two-phase extraction. In the first phase, hyper-brewing, hot water under pressure creates optimal uniform conditions that enhance the extraction of coffee flavor and aroma and increase its richness and complexity. In the second phase, emulsification, coffee is forced through a special valve at the bottom of the capsule, mixing with air to produce a round, velvety, long-lasting crema.

A further innovation is that there is absolutely no contact between the coffee inside the capsule and the machine, assuring that each cup of espresso is perfectly pure.

Benefits of the Hyper Espresso System:

  • Easy to use: The system is extremely easy to use: Anyone can prepare a perfect espresso without previous training.
  • No mess and easy cleanup: The absence of contact between the coffee and the machine assures the purity of each espresso and keeps cleanup to a minimum.
  • Long-lasting crema: Crema, the hallmark of a perfect espresso, lasts an astonishing 30 minutes rather than rapidly dissipating as with traditional brewing methods. The long-lasting crema allows a restaurant or café to serve several coffees at the same time.
  • No waste: Capsules stay fresh for 30 days after the container is opened
  • Range of capsules: Capsules are available in medium and dark roasts and decaffeinated. Each capsule contains 7 grams of pre-measured, expertly tamped espresso coffee to make a perfect shot.

    The Hyper Espresso System will be launched in North America in both the home and commercial markets. For the home, illy will introduce two new machines in spring, 2008-- the Francis Francis X7 and the Francis Francis X8--designed by illy in collaboration with Italian architect Luca Trazzi. Commercial machines will be retrofitted with dual-chamber adapters to use the new technology.

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    Posted by Scott Martin at September 4, 2007 5:16 AM
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