Starting the day without coffee is a disaster waiting to happen. It’s like trying to climb a mountain without any gear, or worse, with the wrong gear. It just won’t work. Trust me, I’ve tried. I once went on a camping trip without packing any coffee, and let’s just say it was a rough few days. I was cranky, irritable, and unable to function at my full potential. Do you feel me? I know you do… I’m not alone in this.
That’s why I always make sure to stock up on the best coffee and, after years of shopping low-quality coffees in other stores, I’ve found the best ones, at affordable prices, in the Trader Joe’s stores. This beloved retailer chain has a wide variety of options to choose from, including medium dark roast, light roast, and everything in between. Plus, their prices can’t be beat. It’s a win-win situation for the all-natural energy drink I’d recommend drinking every morning.
This amazing coffee made a come back to Trader Joe’s
But have you tried Trader Joe’s Coffee á Cocoa? This unique blend combines Brazilian ground 100% Arabica coffee with unsweetened cocoa powder and natural chocolate flavor, resulting in a hot drink that has hints of chocolatiness. Some may even describe it as having a “chocolate finish,” although it’s not quite as chocolatey as it sounds. In fact, it may be a bit disappointing for those who don’t really like the taste of coffee and were hoping for a stronger chocolate flavor. Expect, first, the coffee flavor and aromas, and afterward the chocolate insinuations.
Despite the name, this isn’t quite like a traditional mocha either. Mochas tend to have a heavier chocolate flavor, and are usually made by combining espresso with chocolate syrup or chocolate milk. Trader Joe’s Coffee á Cocoa, on the other hand, is made by putting ground coffee in a filter and brewing it in a coffee maker. It’s more of a powdered mixture, similar to hot chocolate.
This coffee is a unique and interesting hot drink that may appeal to those looking for new experiences to stimulate their taste buds. In my case, when I’m felling intrepid, I will add one or two drops of vanilla extract to heighten the aromas, because a hot drink like coffee works in the two instances: the nose and the tongue.
Some other people suggest adding a pinch of ground cardamom, that has a unique and complex flavor often described as sweet, floral, and slightly pungent or spicy. The aroma of cardamom is equally distinctive, with notes of citrus, mint, and pine. By combining it with the coffee á chocolate, you’ll have a composite combination of synesthetic sensations and will start the morning with the best energy possible.