The pros: Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Ready to Drink is a new cold brew that does not need to be diluted in anyway.
The cons: This bottle only contains three servings and when you do the math, this is approaching the cost of a cup of coffee from a lower priced coffee shop.
The verdict: I love my coffee. Dunkin Donut’s slogan is pretty spot on. No only does America run on coffee. So do I. It makes me more energetic, awake, alert, nice, and pleasant.
But there is good coffee and there is bad coffee.
Unfortunately, this fits into the later part of that statement. Let me explain further.
The first cold brew coffee I had from Trader Joe’s was their Cold Brew Concentrate. It was good and it’s been on shelves a while meaning that people clearly like it too.
The I tried their Cold Brew Bags and liked that too (with enough brewing time of course).
But this has its flaws. Let’s start off with the packaging. I take no issue with the plastic bottle here. But shopping at Trader Joe’s has made me a touch of a coffee snob. Most of their coffees on the front are labeled clearly when they are single origin. They also indicate roast. It looks like medium to medium dark by the way.
On this, they’ve buried the information on the side of the bottle. It’s Colombian.
That brings me to my next issue. I like Colombian coffee. But not Trader Joe’s Colombia Coffee. There is nothing really that special about that coffee.
That was echoed in this product. Nothing new, noteworthy, or bold here. Smooth yes, but nothing like most nuanced cold brews. You can enjoy this hot or cold. But the mellow flavor wasn’t worth the premium price tag.
For $4.99 for only three servings this is getting close to the price that cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bottle of Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Ready to Drink:
The nutritional information and ingredients:
How Trader Joe’s describes this:
How this is made:
Would I buy this again? No, I would not buy Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee again. I’d reach for the concentrate or the cold brew coffee bags first.
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