Illy is debuting its Y5 Milk Espresso and Coffee system, said by the company to be the first capsule machine with an integrated milk tank and frother.
Initially available at Sur La Table, illy stores and illy’s website, the unit allows the home user to create a variety of beverages including espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato and steamed milk. Suggested retail price is $399.
With a contemporary design available in black and satin finish options, the Y5 Milk Espresso and Coffee features a touch-sensitive menu located at the top of the machine. A 30-ounce water tank and 16.9-ounce milk tank each are front facing and easily removable and also allow for refrigerating milk when the system is not in use.
Other features include variable volume control that allows for adjustment for beverage portion size, LED lighting over the cup during beverage dispensing and a power save function that activates after 10 minutes of non-use.