The pros: Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee Bags are the latest product that you did not know you needed in your life.
The cons: While this contains 4 coffee bags, this will only make you two batches. Finding a pitcher that can handle 7 cups of water plus two coffee bags was a bit of a task.
So let's say that you really love Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate. But let's also say you agree with me on its biggest drawback: it's price. That bottle is $7.99 and makes 12 cups of coffee.
For $5.99 you can make yourself 14 cups. Not a huge savings, but a savings nonetheless. But, if you are like me, you'll want to see how the coffee taste and if its worth doing yourself.
Now, normally I do make myself coffee. Some mornings I have my classic Farberware coffee pot going. Some weekends I get my trusty glass Pyrex coffee pot out. Some mornings where I clearly did not plan adequately the Keurig comes out.
Coffee doesn't last long in my household.
But often I'd rather make it myself. There are some places by me that make a really good cup in the mornings. Other places taste like they have never cleaned the coffee pot and it tastes of thoroughly burnt coffee.
So, while coffee in the morning is a must, I'd rather do it myself. But one thing I haven't done myself: make cold brew. I do have a good friend who makes cold brew all the time.
More often than not all she uses is her French Press to make coffee. The idea is basically the same as what you have here. You need something to strain the grounds. In this case, they assume you don't have a French Press at your disposal. But, the New York Times even as a really simple recipe on how to do this with your favorite coffee.
Less mess to deal with here.
So it comes down to the taste of the grounds in this package. If you are a dark drinker, this is only a medium roast and brews medium as well.
But what came out of my refrigerator the next morning was silky smooth coffee that had a brightness to it. It had a decent amount of body to it too. It's the first coffee in a while from Trader Joe's that I'm looking forward to my second cup of the day.
This isn't going to be the quickest cup to make, nor will it be the cheapest. But it will yield a really tasty cup of morning Joe.
Yet another product I did not know I needed in my life.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee Bags:
How Trader Joe's describes this product and how to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being brewed you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee Bags again. With the right sized container and an overnight rest in the refrigerator this made for a good cup of coffee the next day.
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