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Trader Joe's coffee--which are best?

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I am soliciting opinions about which Trader Joe's coffees are the tastiest (both regular and decaf). Thanks.

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  1. I like the french roast and the sumatra. The kind that comes in the bags (not the cans).

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    1. re: EHunt

      Try the Costa Rica Finca Leon ...if you like a medium roast.

      1. re: EHunt

        All of their bean coffees in the cans are very good and fresh - we like the Island Blend, Sumatra, Mocha Java, French Roast, Bay Blend Italian Expresso....

        Since the beans are vacuum packed rather than sold in open bins they do not oxidize and are the equal in freshness of all but the very best local coffee specialists- at a much lesser price. I still visit a local brooklyn coffee Roaster (Ital in Bensonhurst) when I can find him open, but most of our coffee now comes from Trader Joe. PS because of problems getting a proper grind for my espresso machine from home grinders, I grind it in the store and freeze the ground coffee when I get it home. This works well. We always freezed the whole beans til use in the days when we ground our own. That way you avoid the room temperature oxidation/degradation issue.

      2. I like the Italian Espresso. Rich and non-acidic.
        Also in Decaf which I don't drink but my daughter likes it.

        1. I like the Italian Espresso. Rich and non-acidic.
          Also in Decaf which I don't drink but my daughter likes it.

          1. My favorite is the Mocha Java, regular, not decaf, in the cans. Perfect morning coffee -- mellow yet rich.

            1. French Roast and Bay Blend if you like your coffee dark and strong.