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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Trader Joe's Winter Blend Coffee

I'm not a fan of flavored coffees. They taste artificial, and if coffee is good then it doesn't need to be masked by vanilla buttercream frosting or hazelnut almond mocha torte or other such flavorings. I do enjoy a sprinkling of cinnamon every once in a while.
Trader Joe's has brought back its Winter Blend coffee, which has cinnamon, cloves and red and black peppercorns. I tried a sample at the store on Saturday and ended up buying a can. It's spicy and sweet and fresh-tasting, with a great, rich coffee flavor.
I'm a fan. Add some soymilk and it's almost worth getting out of bed for on a cold, rainy morning. Almost.


at 1:16 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Ooh that's weird: I don't drink flavored coffee either, but I bought some the other day too. The temptress behind the counter at TD's lured me.

at 10:37 AM Blogger Stepf said...

It's good, isn't it!? And it tastes "real." No fake amaretto or hazelnut flavors.

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