The pros: Trader Joe's Indonesian Flores Small Lot Coffee is one of the newest small lot coffees to hit shelves at Trader Joe's. This also has more in common with a medium roast than a light roast.
The cons: Small lot coffees don't last long on Trader Joe's shelves. If you enjoy it, then grab a couple as the supply tends to be limited.
The verdict: I love coffee. Like really love coffee. I'll try anything at least once. But, I do gravitate towards medium roasts than any other variety. Trader Joe's has increasingly upped their coffee game by adding more variety to the light to light medium roasts. While there are plenty of medium, dark and even extra dark roasts of the shelves, for those who enjoy a light cup, then the new small lot coffees are a way to expand your horizon.
For $8.99 this is priced about the same as many of the other small coffees. This bag is too 12 ounces and has the familiar if not occasionally hard to open pull top zip bag. Once you get this bag open you'll be hit with coffee that smells delightful out of the bag before grinding. It has a true deep and rich coffee aroma.
Out of the bag, you get beans with a nice sheen to them. They have far more characteristics of a medium roast than say a lighter one. Once brewed the coffee has an earthy aroma. It brews like a medium roast. It does have the mentioned acidity and full bodied. So while some people might feel inclined to save this as an afternoon cup of coffee, I don't see why it couldn't be enjoyed as your first cup either.
While coffee is quite a personal thing, I liked this quite a bit. It was a nice change and fun to try. It is worthy in my book as an item worth repurchasing.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Indonesian Flores Small Lot Coffee:
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Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Indonesian Flores Small Lot Coffee again if I get the chance.
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