Ah, coffee—the liquid gold that transforms us from bleary-eyed zombies into functioning members of society. If your morning mantra includes a piping hot cup of java, and you’ve found yourself in a bit of a coffee rut, fear not! Trader Joe’s, that oasis of culinary delights, has a treasure trove of beans that promise to rejuvenate your daily grind.
In the cozy corners of the latest episode of the “Inside Trader Joe’s” podcast, our hosts dive deep into the world of coffee. Imagine the scent of freshly ground beans wafting through the air as Tara Miller, Trader Joe’s VP of marketing, chats with Rashinda Harris, the maestro behind the chain’s coffee, tea, and beverage selection.
As they traverse the globe from the comfort of their studio, seeking out the finest beans, the million-dollar question pops up: “Rashinda, what’s your go-to coffee?” With the poise of a seasoned coffee connoisseur, Harris reveals her all-time favorite: the Ethiopian Blend. Picture this: a medium roast bursting with notes of cocoa nibs, strawberry, and a whisper of cinnamon. It’s like a love letter from Ethiopia, where coffee beans bask in the sun on bamboo racks, acquiring a sweet and fruity je ne sais quoi.
Now, here’s the catch—this particular blend has sashayed off the shelves, a gentle reminder of coffee’s ephemeral nature. But don’t despair! The coffee gods smile upon us with Trader Joe’s Organic Fair Trade Shade Grown Ethiopian Whole Bean Coffee. This medium dark roast, available on Amazon, is like Harris’ favorite’s cousin, twice removed: floral, aromatic, and just as enchanting.
Feeling adventurous? Trader Joe’s aisles are a coffee lover’s playground, with beans that promise to transport you from the misty mountains of Sumatra to the sunlit fields of Ethiopia. Here are a few more must-tries for your caffeinated pleasure:
- Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Coffee: The dark horse of coffee, versatile enough to grace any brewing method with its presence. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of coffees.
- Organic Fair Trade Wake Up Blend Coffee: This medium roast is the morning cheerleader you never knew you needed, offering a vibrant kick with a hint of sweetness. It’s the coffee equivalent of a high-five.
- Organic Fair Trade Breakfast Blend Medium Roast Coffee: Smooth, mellow, and the perfect companion to your morning toast. Or, pair it with Trader Joe’s Non-Dairy Brown Sugar Oat Creamer for a symphony of flavors.
For those looking to spice up their coffee routine, why not dabble in some DIY? Experiment with healthy coffee and tea recipes that will make your store-bought latte green with envy.
So, there you have it, fellow java enthusiasts. Next time you find yourself wandering the hallowed aisles of Trader Joe’s, remember that a world of coffee awaits. Here’s to mornings made better with a little help from our friends at Trader Joe’s. Cheers!