Celebrate International Coffee Day with illy…

With International Coffee Day (1st October) on the horizon, the experts at illy, the premium Italian coffee brand, have provided their recommendations on the best supermarket coffee offers and machines for caffeine lovers to celebrate with on the international day of coffee!

illy Instant Intense Taste – full bodied and bold

Discover the rich and perfectly balanced taste of the unique illy blend, now available in an ultra-convenient instant coffee version. Tapping into the trend for premium instant coffee, which is driving growth of the instant category, this velvety smooth and perfectly balanced coffee is ideal with a touch of milk.

RRP: £5.85 Now: £4.50
Stockists: Sainsbury’s

Ground Espresso Medium Roast Coffee – mild and balanced

illy’s distinctive blend of fine Arabica coffees with a smooth, rich and full-bodied taste is created from the skilful blending of 100% sustainably-grown Arabica beans, meticulously selected from different growing regions around the world. The result is an authentic Italian coffee that is flawlessly consistent, smooth, balanced, and never bitter.

RRP: £6.50 Now: 5.00
Stockists: Sainsbury’s

Best Coffee Machines for International Coffee Day

Going retro – Francis Francis X7.1 Espresso Machine

This retro-style, new generation appliance is effective, fast and simple to use. The illy patented pannarello milk frother is perfect for creating a soft, velvety foam, and it’s able to rapidly switch from cappuccino to coffee mode to suit every coffee order. For those in search of a café-quality espresso in the convenience of their own home, this machine could be the perfect treat this International Coffee Day.

RRP: £156 (will be 50% off in Black Friday sales)

Available from: Amazon and 

The space saver – Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Capsule Machine

This elegant and compact machine creates the perfect cup of coffee at the touch of a button. The secret is in the capsules, each one is created to give the harmony and essence of the famous 100% Arabica illy blend in every coffee preparation. Designed by architect, Piero Lissoni, this sophisticated machine offers an intuitive and easy-to-use experience.

RRP: £110 (will be 50% off in Black Friday sales)

Available from: Amazon and