Intense flavour, notes of chocolate
Brazil is the world’s leading producer of Arabica coffee, which is mainly grown in the highlands in the south-east of the country, where the alternating periods of drought and heavy rain create the ideal climate.
The aroma is intense and enveloping, while the full, velvety body creates a tactile pleasure on the palate. The special sweetness and distinctive chocolaty notes are enhanced by hints of toast and caramel.
Our Monoarabica’s are very carefully selected varieties of coffee. They are reference points that enable coffee lovers to take a journey of discovery, exploring the characteristics of the singular illy blend through the 9 individual Arabica coffees that are used to create it.
These coffees have very specific attributes, but because they are natural products, their characteristics can vary with each harvest, due to climatic and environmental factors. This means we have to constantly monitor and evaluate all the coffee we select. The beans that make up each Monoarabica are only selected by illy when their sensorial profile satisfies our expectations and they meet the high quality standards illy is famous for.
The processes of harvesting and production are subject to seasonal conditions that are very different to the rhythms of industrial production. This means that the current availability of some of the products may be limited, possibly for long periods