illy issimo

illy issimo

Of course you know illy. Famed espresso makers from Italy. Well they just introduced canned coffee drinks to the states! I just noticed them in a drugstore (seriously, I have a problem) and had to try some. There are 3 variations: Caffé - Black espresso with sugar. That's it! It's the only black coffee in a can available as far as I know. The coffee is good and sweetened just the right amount, totaling 50 calories. But purists will prefer their freshly brewed. Cappuccino - I know, I know, you can't bottle a cappuccino. Well the name's a little misleading. It's coffee, milk, sugar and coca. Not bad - like the Latte version, the coffee is the same, but the milk is skim (so a little less thick). A touch of cocoa but it's not Godiva. Still, quite good and at 100 calories probably my fav. Latte Macchiato - More milk, less coffee, and some sugar. 130 calories in a can ('cause of regular milk, not skim). I tried this, it's very good! Like Starbucks' old Iced Coffee in a can, but with a bit more body. P.S. Visit their site at: illyissimo.com/us for some cool drink recipes, pics and a pretty awesome background track I love but I will hate after 5 minutes of straight listening (TURN OFF your speakers at work!)