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Need to replace discontinued coffee

susans Mar 27, 2012 12:55 AM

Trader Joe's has discontinued our coffee, the fair trade, organic Sumatra. I'd like to find something similar that is available locally, preferably also organic and fair trade. I know I can find that online from folks like Green Mountain, but really don't want to pay shipping if that's avoidable.

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: susans Mar 27, 2012 09:28 AM

    Where are you located? Here in OC, Kean Coffee roasts Sumatra Lake Tawar beans.

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      susans RE: Das Ubergeek Mar 27, 2012 05:08 PM

      I'm in Long Beach. We have been to Kean and like it, but it isn't really close to LB and I like to buy coffee weekly if possible for reasons I probably don't have to explain here.

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      ArtShapiro RE: susans Mar 27, 2012 09:18 PM

      Nothing to suggest here, but I'm sorry to hear that news. The Sumatra was probably the one Trader Joe's coffee that could legitimately rival the product from real coffee shops.


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        ebethsdad RE: susans Mar 28, 2012 03:11 PM

        Costco carries Seattle Mountain organic Sumatra Mandheeling for around $20 for a 2.5 pound bag. It doesn't say fair trade on the bag, so it probably isn't, but perhaps it will do.

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          susans RE: ebethsdad Mar 28, 2012 09:58 PM

          I've seen it (I think) at the Northridge store, but not around here in Signal Hill or Lakewood.

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