illy launches single origin Arabica Selection Costa Rica; partners with Ammirati Coffee
illycaffè has introduced Arabica Selection Costa Rica, the sixth single origin coffee in the illy Arabica Selection product line-up. illy first introduced the illy Arabica Selection range in 2018, made from the best coffee productions around the world, each dedicated to the origins of the individual aromas that make up the illy blend. The new illy Arabica Selection Costa Rica coffee offers a sweet Arabica with characteristic notes of honey and vanilla, along with citrus, hints of caramel and dried fruit.
The specialness of illy Arabica Selection Costa Rica, as for every Arabica Selection, lies in its geographical origin. The illy experts, together with the internal research laboratories AromaLab, SensoryLab and Food ScienceLab, have developed a superior roasting profile for each coffee, refining the perfect expression of each individual territory. As a result, the best harvests from Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, India, and now Costa Rica offer the chance to experience the singular taste and aroma of each origin and celebrate their unique characteristics. Organised in a crescendo of intensity, from the most delicate to the most robust, the Arabica Selection line’s packaging scales in earth tone colors to distinguish its flavour profile from that of the legendary, unmistakable illy blend.
“With the illy Arabica Selection range, we differentiate the origins of the individual aromas of our blend to offer them in purity. We wanted to offer our customers the opportunity to dive into a sensory journey around the world,” comments Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO, illycaffè. “In these difficult times when everyone’s borders have necessarily narrowed, our new Arabica Selection Costa Rica, with its aromas and notes that evoke the enchantment of unspoiled landscapes, is our way to look to the future with hope to rediscover the pleasure of exploring distant countries and cultures through a cup of coffee.”
illy Arabica Selection Costa Rica whole bean is available exclusively on illy.com and in illy Caffè locations and Shops for a retail price of USD $14.99. The full Arabica Selection line – Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, and India – is also available on illy.com and in illy Caffè locations and Shops in ground, whole bean and IperEspresso capsule formats.
In other news, illycaffè North America has announced a new partnership with specialty coffee importer and distributor Ammirati Coffee Inc, which will distribute illy’s premium coffee products to cafés, restaurants and hotels throughout the New York metropolitan region. Ammirati Coffee will also manage and provide its superior service and technical support to illy customers throughout the region.
Pelham, New York-based Ammirati Coffee maintains a commitment to quality backed by nearly 60 years of premium coffee experience and historical knowledge operating in the ultra-competitive New York tri-state market, one of the country’s largest and a priority for illy. That depth of expertise and attention to quality were critical in Ammirati Coffee’s selection by illy.
Founded by Francesco Illy over 85 years ago in Trieste, Italy, illycaffè has been distributing its renowned 100% Arabica blend in New York City since 1984. With a deep commitment to sustainability and a vast portfolio of products, illy is well positioned to meet the needs of customers across the hospitality sector.
“We chose to partner with Ammirati Coffee not just for its distribution strength but also its commitment to illy’s high standards,” said Barry Sheldon, president and COO, illycaffè North America. “illy has a long- and well-established business in the New York region, which continues to be a long-term strategic market for our brand. Our relationship with Ammirati will support our growth objectives by bringing exceptional service to current and future café, restaurant and hotel customers.”
In addition to providing product delivery, and comprehensive technical and service support, Ammirati Coffee will offer the entire illy catalogue of premium products including a range of illy roast and ground beans, cold brew and accessories for coffee service.
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