gj91 wrote:Has anyone had any luck with Illy.
No. Only the people who don't know any better and think it's supposed
to taste that way . . . kinda like *$ . . . .
gj91 wrote:Or is this just the difference between fresh roasted vs. on the shelf for a long time coffee.
Given the fact you live in Chicago, I will presume you are picking up your coffee, rather than having it shipped to you. You may also want to try Chicago's other
great roaster: Metropolis Coffee
. I've never been there, but I have had them ship their coffee to me, and I actually prefer it (personally) -- but that's my taste, and I certainly stop at Intelligentsia whenever I am in LA . . .