Lys Kaffe Light City Roast Coffee

April 23, 2017 in Category: What's New

Inside this can, you’ll find a blend of Kenyan AA, Ethiopian Sidamo and Tanzanian Arabica beans, that are indeed very lightly roasted (Lys Kaffe translates to “light coffee”). This process showcases the natural flavors and brightness of the beans, and allows for a sweet berry finish to shine through with each sip. Unlike a smoky dark roast, the light roasting process yields a pleasantly soft aroma that highlights the distinct characteristics of...

Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars

April 13, 2017 in Category: What's New

In 2017, when we’re nearly 20% of the way through the 21st century, Trader Joe’s is thrilled to introduce Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Latte Dessert Bars, the most delicious extension of modern American coffee culture we’ve tasted in a good, long time. Crafted with an adult’s taste buds in mind, coffee takes center stage – cold brew coffee is the first ingredient, and the robust flavors of that coffee make a rich first impression. The coffee is blended with ingredients you’d find in the best ice cream – things like cream, milk, and... 

Espresso Mélange Cheddar Cheese

April 06, 2017 in Category: What's New

While this is a Cheddar cheese, it’s not simply a Cheddar cheese, strictly speaking. It’s made with a Cheddar base, but then our supplier incorporates both Cheddar and Gruyere cheese cultures. This mélange gives the cheese finishing flavors reminiscent of Gruyere—and a creaminess not typically found in Cheddars. On top of this enticing blend, espresso coffee grounds have been added to the cheese. They create a visible marbling and...

Campanology Brewing: Adventurous Stranger Coffee Kölsch

March 29, 2017 in Category: What's New

Certain beers are a natural fit when paired with the roast-y aromatics of coffee. Complex stouts, for example, are brewed with roasted grains that imbue the beer with an opaque hue and a distinct bitterness—similar to roasted coffee beans. It makes sense to put the two together. So why on earth would someone pair the complex flavors of coffee with a lighter beer style like kölsch? Campanology Brewing’s Adventurous Stranger Coffee Kölsch brings these seemingly disparate flavors together and turns them into...

Hey, Joe!

March 20, 2017 in Category: Product Stories

The Cold Brew process has cemented its status as pinnacle percolator of coffee bar culture. What separates the wheat from the chaff—or the coffee cherry from the bean, as it were? As its name puts forth, Cold Brew Coffee is never heated. As a result, the oils and acids that are commonly released with heat don’t pass through to the brew. To quantify it, a cup of Cold Brew Coffee contains about...

Mudd Pie

February 10, 2017 in Category: What's New

When one of our Product Innovators announced that she and one of our most trusted dessert suppliers were joining forces to develop a TJ’s version of Mississippi mud pie, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. Any excuse to consume that much chocolate-y goodness is fine by us—and consume, we did. And when we finally settled on a version worthy of our name, Trader Joe’s Mudd Pie was born. (We added the second ‘d’ for funsies… and to make sure nobody thinks this thing is made out of actual mud. Because that would be gross. And this pie is delicious.) Mississippi mud pie came about sometime during...

Fair Trade Malawi Coffee

October 06, 2016 in Category: What's New

The beans in our bags of Fair Trade Malawi Lot Coffee come from family-owned farms in the Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union in northern Malawi. (Malawi’s a thin land-locked country in southeastern Africa, surrounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia.) The subtropical climate and rich clay minerals produce coffee beans with soft, floral tones and notes of caramelized tangerine zest, spice and chocolate. Slow maturation at an elevation of over 6,500 feet lends a unique flavor profile to these beans, giving them a creamier body with less acidity than other coffees from neighboring countries. These beans are considered...

Coffee Mochi

September 05, 2016 in Category: What's New

As any Crew Member can tell you, our customers love mochi ice cream, which is often referred to in freezer-aisle conversation as just mochi [say: “MOE-chee”]. We’ve long carried the stuff in Green Tea, Strawberry, Mango, and Chocolate flavors, and in 2014, we introduced our now-beloved, seasonal Pumpkin Pie Mochi Ice Cream. But something was missing. What about mochi for the non-dairy crowd? What about creating a delicious frozen dessert that everyone can enjoy? We answered our own question(s) this year by creating...

Tanzania Small Lot Coffee

August 29, 2016 in Category: What's New

Wake up! It’s that time again—that time when we offer a new, limited edition coffee at an unbeatable price. (Actually, “that time” can be just about any time at Trader Joe’s, because offering great products at great prices is a season-less, year-round endeavor, after all!) Now is the time for Trader Joe’s Tanzania Small Lot Coffee. Take your taste buds on a journey throughout Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, home of the finest coffee farms in this small African nation, which is located south of Kenya and north of Mozambique. These beans hail from southwest Tanzania’s Mbeya [say: “mm-BAY-ah”] region, where the landscape varies from...