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

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