Flaming red, full of technology, sustainable. We are talking about the new Illetta, the bar coffee machine presented by the Trieste-based company illycaffe and designed by Antonio Citterio. We were able to preview it and can confirm firsthand that the coffee dispensed is really very good.
Evolution of the first professional high-pressure coffee machine by illy, launched in 1935, the new Illetta has been renewed starting from a technological soul capable of guaranteeing numerous types of preparations, including personalized ones, thanks also to different multifunction displays.
The machine, illy explains, “encourages visual contact and interaction between barista and consumer” and was designed with materials that guarantee extended durability over time, from the body with aluminum sides to the revolving cup rests. Distinctive colour, illy red.
We were talking about the technological heart: the barista’s interface is made up of high resolution full touch TFT displays with which it is possible to set and retrieve the menu with the different preparations and dedicated extraction profiles. Inside, a patented system with instant-heating technology (i.e. immediate heating) which makes the machine always ready to dispense coffee, steam and hot water, ensuring energy savings of up to 50% compared to coffee machines with boilers.