Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Trader Joe's Colombia Supremo

Back-to-back reviews! No, I didn't drink 14oz of beans worth of coffee in 24 hours. This review has been on simmer for a while.  I was a little hesitant to try the TJ Colombia Supremo, generally because I'm not too much of a fan of Colombian coffee. To me Colombian coffee is very 'safe,' nothing too bold, yet having bite and after taste that reminds you that you're drinking coffee, in a bad way.

The Trader Joe's Colombia Supremo is a GREAT coffee and none of the above! In fact I found the after taste a pleasant reminder that you're drinking a great coffee. What I also found intriguing was that the more beans I added, the more complex the flavors were, without getting overly bitter. I was so impressed by this coffee that I was going to buy the larger can at TJ. This is where I have to knock Trader Joe's a bit. The 14 oz. can is $6.99, while a 28 oz. can is $13.99. Two 14 oz. cans are actually one cent less than the same amount in a single larger can. What happened to saving money in bulk?

While it is described as a medium roast. I would place this more toward a medium dark roast. It almost seems like this and the TJ Honduran Organic Fair Trade should've been swapped medium/medium dark. Sweet and rich is a perfect description for this coffee. So sweet that I put only a few grains of sugar in and a few times no sugar at all. This is a great go-to coffee for some exciting flavor and wonderful drink-ability.

Bottom Line Rating:4.5/5

Monday, September 2, 2013

Trader Joe's Honduran Organic Fair Trade

Sorry for the long delay in reviews. Don't worry I have been drinking and enjoying coffee! Trader Joe's seems to be phasing out most of their peaberry coffees, at least the TJ by me. If you really enjoy the peaberry get them while you still can! Up today is Trader Joe's Honduran Organic Fair Trade.

I've jumped back to the Medium Dark Roast coffees. The TJ Honduran Organic has a full rich flavor. A good all around coffee flavor. Nothing too intense and not too mellow. I was expecting a little bit more bite for a medium dark roast. I would describe this closer to a medium roast with a tiny bit more flair.

The can describes it as 'smooth and well balanced.' This is probably a good way to describe it. It is a coffee that I would buy again, but only as a filler if nothing new or more exciting was in stock. It's worth the money and worth a taste.

Bottom Line Rating:4/5