illy Dark Roast ESE Serving Espresso Pods, 18-Count 4.4-Ounce Box

illy has made it easy to prepare authentic Italian espresso at home with E.S.E., our innovative Easy Serving Espresso. Simply insert a pre-measured serving of illy (a pod) into an E.S.E.-compatible espresso machine, and in less than 30 seconds you have rich, robust espresso. The world’s finest espresso coffee offers you a full selection for every method of preparation. So whether you’re in the mood for regular or decaffeinated espresso, cappuccino, latte or brewed coffee, all you have to do is reach for a can of illy. One cup and you’ll understand why illy is the #1 choice of 4-star chefs, culinary experts and coffee connoisseurs. We use a single blend of the finest 100% Arabica beans meticulously selected from around the world… skillfully roasted and air-cooled… then packaged in an air-free pressurized environment. The result: illy’s distinctive and consistent taste and exceptional freshness provide an unforgettable coffee experience you won’t find anywhere else!

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Love the pods

I just got my expresso machine and everything is wonderful except for the grounds I kept having to clean up. Then tried these pods – love love them!
JonaMerchantville, NJ

Great Order

This product shipped quickly, with no problems, and the price was great. Thank you.
BenitaBenton Harbor, MI

Excellent-tasting pods, size seems a little off

These espresso pods produce a good taste and nice crema from my basic espresso maker. The only slight problem is they don’t exactly fit in the e.s.e. pod holder of my machine so I balance them on top of the holder before installing to brew. I haven’t had this trouble with any other brand…and I’ve tried every brand in the sampler bag from podmerchant.
JefferySumava Resorts, IN

Great espresso at home, no mess

This product is a great thing for anyone who loves espresso, and wants to make it at home. There’s no grinding, no mess, no tamping, or anything else that makes the science of great espresso so challenging. The only downside to using these is that you need to purchase a machine capable of using them. We have one, and it’s a beautiful machine (the Francis Francis X1) but it cost close to $1000. If you enjoy espresso a lot, the machine will pay itself back compared to trips to Starbucks or your local coffee shop every day. If you are an infrequent consumer, you may want to look at a less expensive option. Nonetheless, these pods are fantastic, and the coffee is exquisite.
AlexanderHelix, OR


Love these pods so easy to use and great flavor!!! I use them for lattes, a little strong for me on its own.
ChadNew Paltz, NY

illy Caffe Scuro Espresso pods

Coffee was good, but not quite as good as the price would have led me to believe. But then again, all the coffees of this kind, including the pods have gotten very expensive and takes away from the convenience of using them. For a special occasion, it is fine, but for everyday use, I would try an alternative.
SimonaCisco, GA

Adequate but not like properly done fresh ground and tamped.

Nice, convenient, adequate taste and freshness. However, no substitute for real freshly ground, properly tamped and brewed espresso.
DedraFlicksville, PA

Illy Expresso Pods

Great expresso idea for those who are on-the-go. Makes for good cup of cappuccino. I still prefer to grind my own and brew on a stove top expresso maker, but, as I’ve said earlier, the pods are a time-saver.
MarioBroomes Island, MD