Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate Review
Trader Joe’s is a smaller grocery store that sells many of their products under their brand name. They like to sell a lot of organic goods as well. They started this cold brew coffee in 2013 with this original cold brew concentrate. According to their website it takes half a pound of 100% Arabica beans that are coarsely ground to make 32 ounces of the cold brew. They steep the coffee beans for 12-24 hours. Again not sure why there is a range. The beans are coarsely ground to bring out the flavor and then filtered after being cold brew. There isn’t much info about this product on Trader Joe’s website.
The smell has a nice smokey roast smell. I don’t know the smell reminds me of the fragrance of soy sauce. When you bring it in you get this sour and savory taste at the same time. The acidity isn’t as strong as the other concentrates that I have tried. The acidity is a quick one and done. The savory taste is still carried along your tongue as it goes back to the middle part of your mouth. You get this slight fruitiness as the coffee is in the middle part of your mouth. Then as it rolls to the back of your mouth you still get the savory undertones. Then as the savory flavor fades you get hit with a massive coffee flavor. It is a nice bold and strong flavor however it only lasts for a short amount of time. You don’t really get a long time to enjoy the flavor. There is no bitterness in this cold brew at all, which is excellent. The body is slightly below average. The cost for the bottle is $7.99 for a 32 oz bottle which comes out to be $0.25/oz. This bottle makes 12 cups of coffee.
This was actually the cold brew that started me on writing this blog. Took a long time to actually get to Trader Joe’s to get this bottle. This is possibly the first concentrate that I have had that actually had more coffee flavor than acidity. What this means is when you mix it with something you are going to get that strong coffee flavor coming out with little acidity. There is a savory flavor that flows in the coffee which actually works together well. I would recommend grabbing this is it the best concentrate I have had so far.
Here is a link to learn more about their cold brew: No Website
Price: $9.99 for a 32oz bottle, $0.25 oz.