Illy issimo Espresso Coffee, Ready To Drink Coffee

I tried the Illy issimo espresso ready to drink coffee for the first time about a year and half ago. I found them at my local Fresh & Easy Store. Of course, just as soon as I fell in love with them, the store seemed to be always out of stock.

We moved across the bay and as luck would have it, there was a really close Fresh & Easy store. Lucky me, they carried the Illy issimo espresso ready to drink coffee! Life is good. Things come full circle.

About 3 to 4 months into our move, we read that our nearby Fresh & Easy store was closing. I cried a little bit … a fake cry, but still.

So here’s what happened next: I get real fast. I must accept the reality. I must adapt to the harsh ways of life. I let them go, forever.

Okay, Okay. So maybe not being able to find these isn’t the harshest thing in life, but it does dock the high life down a little bit. I’m just saying.


Illy Issimo Caffe espresso ready tp drink can

I love these!


None of that matters though when that which goes missing gets found. How dow I know? Because recently, my Honey surprised me with a 4 pack of these after coming home from work!

I love getting flowers but getting the illy espresso coffee, as a surprise and on a random day of the week made me sing!

Needless to say, I drank ’em all up real fast.

Here’s a quick Pro and Con list of the Illy issimo Caffe, Italian Espresso Style, Ready To Drink Coffee


  • It’s one of the best tasting ready to drink, to go coffees available.
  • Compared to the other ready to drink coffees available, it’s less expensive.
  • You can skip the creamer if you want. It’ll still taste good.
  • It’s the right portion (6.8 oz)
  • It comes in a small aluminum can, which is very easily recyclable
  • It’s sweetened with beet sugar
  • I think that’s enough. I’ve made up my mind.


  • There are 45 calories in each can. If you’re counting calories, you’ll probably want to pass on the illy issimo espresso coffee.
  • There are 10 grams of sugar in each. I don’t know if that’s from the beet sugar. You can get fresher iced coffee / espresso with zero grams of sugar.
  • If they get habit-forming that could be an extra expense that you might not really need.
  • It’s recommended that you DO NOT SHAKE.

Until next time, keep enjoying the little things in life!



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