100% Colombia Instant Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Monrovia, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia. All coffee of the Arabica species.|
|Est. Price:||$2.99/3.5 ounces instant|
|Review Date:||March 2011|
Blind Assessment: Steamed wood (boiling water poured on board), caramel and a hint of dark chocolate in the aroma. The acidity hints at brightness, but lapses into a dull bitterness as the cup cools. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Boiled, or maybe burned, wood in the cup, rounded by caramel and the barest suggestion of dark chocolate. Sweet in the finish though quite astringent.
Notes: An instant coffee evaluated as mixed in proportions of 2.5 grams to 150 ml or 5 ounces of hot water. Assuming a larger cup size and a more generous 3 grams per serving, this product costs approximately 9 cents per serving. Trader Joe’s is an innovative discount gourmet and natural foods supermarket chain with stores in over twenty states. Visit www.traderjoes.com for more information. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Good price for a slightly less offensive instant than most.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2011 tasting report: Instant Coffees and Starbucks VIA: Beyond Bad