Introducing illycrema by Espressamente illy

illycrema is recently introduced by Espressamente illy. It is so good that one is just not enough.

illycrema is the frozen coffee cream with 100% illy Arabica coffee, without added hydrogenated fats or coloring. It’s a soft, fresh and velvety cream containing micro particles of ice. It is ideal as an after lunch dessert or for a pleasant break whenever you want.

illycrema
illycrema

illycrema is a delicious frozen coffee cream. Retails at RM10.

Aria
Aria

Aria consists of a fluffy layer of hot frothed milk, light as breeze, rests atop a refreshing shot of illycrema. Retails at RM12.

There are over 6 illycrema drinks to choose from.

Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato & Greco All’Italiana

Espressamente Illy is a popular Italian cafe worldwide.

Espressamente Illy's Espresso Shakerato Freddo
Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato Freddo

Espressamente Illy’s Espresso Shakerato Freddo is a double illy espresso, chilled and shaken with ice & liquid sugar. It is quite strong and not for the fainthearted. Espresso Shakerato Freddo retails at MYR 10.50.

Espressamente Illy's Greco All'Italiana
Espressamente Illy’s Greco All’Italiana

Greco All’Italiana is illy’s funky version of an iced cappuccino. No doubt it is better than your regular iced cappuccino as not only it is well-balanced between ice, milk and espresso, it has a little bonus of chocolate powder to top it all. Greco All’Italiana retails at MYR 13.

Espressamente Illy's Spaghetti Carbonara
Espressamente Illy’s Spaghetti Carbonara

While the coffee are great, there are nothing to shout about for the food. Spaghetti Carbonara was not too bad, better than the average cafes that serve pasta but I expect it to be a whole lot better since Espressamente Illy ought to be Italian. Spaghetti Carbonara costs MYR 20.

Verdict: Amazing coffee. I’ll stick to my fave Neve Fondete the next time.

Espressamente Illy @ Bangsar Village

Espressamente Illy originates from Italy and is actually a quite popular Italian cafe with 200 caf├ęs in 34 countries worldwide. Despite that, its presence in Malaysia is still quite unknown.

Espressamente Illy @ Bangsar Village
Espressamente Illy @ Bangsar Village

Espressamente Illy is a nice place to chill out
Espressamente Illy is a nice place to chill out

Half & Half
Half & Half

Half & Half which consists of rich liquid chocolate blended with espresso, milk and ice was flavorful and chocolaty and slightly sweet. Retailing at MYR 14, Half & Half is nevertheless worth it.

Neve Fondete
Neve Fondete

Neve Fondete which translates to "deep snow" in Italian is an iced mocha with a twist. In short though, Neve Fondete is easily the best-ever iced mocha on the planet. It was truly enjoyable with somewhat the perfect amount of sweetness but yet pleasing to satiate. Neve Fondete retails at MYR 14 and that is easily cheaper than Starbucks and most cafes in town.

Verdict: Though Espressamente Illy at Bangsar Village doesn’t serve alcoholic coffee unlike its branch at Pavilion, it still has my vote for top-notch and delicious coffee, easily the best in the region. Espressamente Illy at Bangsar Village is the perfect place to chill out — it has a great ambiance, amazing coffee and great service. Most of all, it serves great coffee at a fraction of a price.

Espressamente Illy’s Alcoholic Coffee

Calling all coffee lovers, there is a new cafe in uptown Kuala Lumpur and Espressamente Illy is the name. Located besides Esprit Cafe and opposite Starhill, Espressamente Illy is more like a coffee bar than a cafe.

The interior of Espressamente Illy
The interior of Espressamente Illy

Angelo Nero is a strong drink with strong coffee and strong alcohol with ingredients such as espresso, amaretto Di Saromo, dark rum, liquid cream and ice cubes. Ossessione tastes sweeter due to the ice cream and other ingredients such as Double Illy Espresso, Baileys, whiskey and fresh liquid cream. Cappuccino Freddo Greco is a non-alcoholic drink and is mixed of Strong Double Illy Espresso, liquid sugar, cold fresh milk and ice cubes and priced at MYR 13 whereas both the alcoholic coffee is priced at MYR 27 each!

From top: Ossessione, Angelo Nero and Cappuccino Freddo Greco
From top: Ossessione, Angelo Nero and Cappuccino Freddo Greco

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