Trader Joe’s – Zambia AA Small Lot Coffee – Whole Bean – Food Review


trader joe, coffee, whole bean, review, price, zambia, AADecember 23, 2017

Here’s another lighter roast coffee from Trader Joe’s.  A nice aroma permeates the air when the bag is first opened.  The beans have a medium brown color indicative of a medium roast.  While brewing in the coffee press, the coffee looks flat.  There are few oils and carbon dioxide bubbles on top of the brew.

This is a smoother cup of coffee than the other TJ lighter roasts reviewed here.  However there’s still some roughness around the finish.  This is a fairly good tasting coffee and drinkable black. Although, considering this is the holidays, I’ve been adding a little Irish cream lately, which as always makes coffee better.  While a better and less bitter lighter roast from Trader Joe’s, this wouldn’t be my choice as an everyday drinker.  If you’re a Starbucks drinker, a couple of weeks with this would be a good pallet cleanse.

One reason to not buy this coffee is the bag.  The bag has one of those small resealable narrow slits on the wide side of the bag near the top making it difficult to reach in to get the beans.  Think of the mouth of a stingray.  Price, $8.99, 12 ounce bag.

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5 Responses to “Trader Joe’s – Zambia AA Small Lot Coffee – Whole Bean – Food Review”

  1. SueT唐 梦 琇 Says:

    Funny reading this one. I am here in Africa and just did a cruise down the Zambia River. Haven’t seen any coffee though but did see hippos and crocodiles.

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  2. David Says:

    Another reason not to buy this coffee is … well it’s coffee. 🙂 Not a coffee drinker but I do enjoy your reviews.

    Liked by 1 person

    • steveo Says:

      Thanks David. How about a tea review? Tea goes good with Irish whiskey. And a little honey. Hmm, where are those tea bags . . .


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