Illy Container Letdown

Yesterday Anne and I headed up to the Time Warner Center to see the much-anticipated Illy container kiosk. We were expecting to see this:



We were promised, we were expecting, we even went early and it was advertised all over the mall.We got this:

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It’s not the same thing! This cheap imitation was nowhere near as cool as the original one we were promised, and we felt cheated. But after we got over our disappointment a little, we decided to try some of the complimentary espresso anyway. Here are some pictures of me drinking the “espresso” drink:

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1. apprehension at the prospect 2. trying the shot

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3. tasting the shot 4. accepting my fate

The shot was, well, can I even call it a shot if it didn’t taste like one? It looked and tasted like more coffee, though it did have a bit of crema on top. I don’t think I’d want to have one of their espresso machines at home, no matter how quick it is, or how cool the machine looks (!)

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Also on display (and much cooler than the actual kiosk), was an espresso cup chandelier being auctioned for charity. So if you’ve got a cool 60,000 to share with the staff of Road to Epiphany, we wouldn’t mind (although we don’t know where to put it)…

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~ by neoney on December 9, 2007.

2 Responses to “Illy Container Letdown”

  1. OMG!

  2. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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