Trader Joe's: A grocery store. A culture. A DESTINATION. I don't work for TJ's, I am simply a customer who loves the store, the products, & the experience.
This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Day 138 - Ethiopian Coffee
I am STILL on the ever elusive hunt for the perfect whole bean coffee
from Trader Joe’s. This is the 5th
coffee review on this blog (days 22, 47, 73, 119, and TODAY) – but one review
was actually for 3 smaller cans that came as a trio but reviewed on one day, so
I guess we have tried 7 TJ’s coffees this year.
This one is one of the better coffees we have found on the Trader Joe’s
shelves. It is rich and tasty but does
not have the bitter quality that infected some of the others. It is a medium dark roast and has all the
politically correct bells and whistles – organic, fair trade, and they also
throw in SHADE GROWN. J David’s adjectives
for his cup are, “mild, gentle, and smooth”.
A bit pricier than some other cans you will find on the shelves, but tastes better
Normally we make coffee either in an automatic espresso maker.Some days we make what I call “camper fire
coffee” – you know, using an Italian metal coffee maker on the stove.But when we are in Florida (where we are
currently) we use a French Press, and I wonder if THAT is what is making this
coffee taste better.Well, THAT or the
fact that I am making coffee like my friend Malonda (who never reads this blog
so will miss this shout out to her) makes – strong French Press coffee with a
big dollop of sweetened condensed milk in it, yummmm….
So I guess I fear I have given this particular can of Trader Joe’s
coffee a leg up on the others that I reviewed because of HOW I am brewing the
coffee (plus the fact that I am drinking it in a relaxed, sunny, warm dining
room every morning instead of rushing around or in a “to go” cup while
A warm, sunny, tasty way to start the day
Well, whether it is because of the actual TASTE of this coffee or
because of the relaxed environment it is being drunk in, I guess I cannot know
at the moment.But what I do know is, it
is good – dare I say better than the other 6 I have reviewed this year.I will buy this can again.