I love coffee. I'm the only coffee drinker in my household so my Keurig is a treasured item. The Trader Joe's Coffee box makes it clear that it is compatible with K-cup machines so I decided to try it. One of the main complaints about the original k-cup design was the fact that it was very wasteful and not recyclable. Trader Joe's Coffee.
Cups Medium Roast is more of an improvement on that element. However, if you keep countertop storage of your k-cups, you really can't utilize it here. The K-cups are kept in a plastic zip top bag as Trader Joe's eliminated much of the plastic involved. For $4.99 for 12 cups it's an ok value. Anyone who uses K-cups knows you are paying extra for coffee, you are paying for the convenience.
Here is a quick visual rundown of Trader Joe's Medium Roast Coffee Cups:
How to make these:
How Trader Joe's describes this product:
Here is what is in the box:
If you are like me and have a counter top organizer for your K-cups be warned: these need to stay in the bag.
Trader Joe's Coffee Cups Medium Roast k-cups are not like other K-cups. They are compatible. But they contain way less plastic, thus they need to stay sealed in the plastic bag in order to keep them fresh. This left me with another box on the countertop. Not a deal breaker, but that way you aren't surprised by this as I was.
What did I think of the taste? I thought it was on par but not above any other brand I tried. It's a very average cup of a coffee. So unless your priorities are for trying to save the environment or to compost the coffee, this is something that I have a take it or leave it attitude. I probably wouldn't buy it again unless I was at Trader Joe's and knew I had NO coffee left in the house.
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