Audrey St. Lawrence – September 12, 2016:
The Small-Lot Single Origin (Mbeya) Tanzania coffee from Trader Joe’s is a surprisingly decent offering for a dark roast. So don’t expect a light or medium roast as with other roasters out there.
There is a touch of fruit with a nice smooth aftertaste that is rounded with little to no acidity.
Nice to see the Mbeya region of growers improving upon itself.
If you are looking for a typical African single-lot/small-lot with fruit forward appeal, then you may find this offering a bit out of your comfort zone.
If you are looking for an offering that shows minute hints of earthy Central America or Papua New Guinea (goodness) and a balanced hint of fruit, this may be the one to try out.
Good pricing makes this one hard to pass up to try out fresh brewed….enjoy it cold or hot; with or without milk/cream.
Not that bad