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Trader Joe’s Organic Sumatra Coffee – Food Review

08/20/2016

OrganicSumatraCoffee-TJAugust 20, 2016

The beans are large and dark with a satin sheen provided by a moderate amount of oil.  The beans have a ‘roast’, but not burnt, aroma.  Lacking is a real coffee aroma.   First sip of the brewed coffee is bitter.  The coffee remains bitter throughout the cup with the usual lessening due to the coffee cooling and the mouth adjusting to the bitterness.  The bitterness overwhelms any other characteristics of the coffee. This is not a cup of coffee I look forward to having tomorrow. Comparing to my review of another Trader Joe’s Sumatra coffee from 2015, this appears to be a very similar coffee.  A very coarse (chunky) grind and strictly controlling the brew time helps eliminate some of the bitterness producing a better, but still bitter, cup of coffee.   Nice can design.

The coffee is labeled fair trade and organic.  Price $7.99 for a 13 ounce can.

 

Starbucks Sumatra Whole Bean Coffee – Dark Roast – Food Review

01/26/2016
Starbucks Sumatra Coffee Dark Roast Whole Bean

Starbucks
Sumatra

Want your pee to smell like coffee?  This will do it.

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Trader Joe’s Aged Sumatra Coffee 2015 – Food Review

12/16/2015
Aged Sumatra Coffee Trader Joe's

Aged Sumatra
Coffee
Trader Joe’s

This is the 2015 edition according to the label on the can.  The label speaks to the special aging process the coffee goes through.  The beans are aged for two years before roasted and sold.

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