Dealer Joe’s 100% Arabica Chilly Brew Espresso

Trader Joe's 100% Arabica Cold Brew Coffee

I will not ship my common spiel about how I am not a daily espresso drinker. I will let Sonia take the helm for this overview. By that I imply this put up will probably be principally me interviewing my spouse and transcribing her ideas, since she’s the resident java skilled in our family.


Sonia has had chilly brew espresso from Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and Wawa, amongst others. So far as manufacturers on our native grocery retailer cabinets, she’s sampled Stumptown, Stok, and Califia. She thinks this one is among the many finest, flavor-wise, however when it comes to general worth, she’d put this on the very high of her checklist, with this one quart bottle working $4.99 at our native Dealer Joe’s.


The flavour is “easy,” because the packaging would counsel, however it’s not significantly “daring” in Sonia’s opinion. “The
taste is full-bodied, however it’s not overly sturdy. It says ‘daring,’ however
the style is definitely fairly refined,” says Sonia. “Lots of manufacturers style
just a little too earthy for me—they depart an virtually cigar-like
aftertaste—however this one is properly balanced, with low to reasonable
acidity.” She’s positive with this brew straight out of the bottle by
itself, however typically she’ll add a small quantity of almond-based creamer that
contains some sugar. 


This chilly brew makes use of 100% arabica espresso beans from Colombia, dwelling of Juan Valdez and, apparently, another of us related to Dealer Joe who know find out how to make respectable espresso.

Personally, I’ve all the time measured the success of a espresso by how a lot sugar and cream I’ve so as to add to make it palatable. I might abdomen this providing with no components in any way, however it’s nonetheless not my very favourite. That is an occasion the place a touch of some form of taste would have labored for me. I am effectively conscious that the majority espresso purists would disagree. Sonia was positive with it this fashion, though she admits she’d attempt a mocha, hazelnut, or vanilla selection in the event that they provided it.

We each want chilly drinks in hotter climate, and we have nonetheless acquired a little bit of that right here in South Jersey, though we’ll each welcome fall with open arms each time it decides to indicate up. With highs nonetheless within the 80s round right here, chilly brew espresso serves us effectively. Sonia provides this product 4 and a half stars. I might in all probability solely go together with three, however I will let Sonia’s opinion mood my low rating and I will go just a little larger with three and a half.

Backside line: 8 out of 10.