Trader Joe’s Bay Blend Coffee Reviews

(75 customer reviews)

Ultra dark roast coffee.

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75 reviews for Trader Joe’s Bay Blend Coffee Reviews

  1. Ryan Gerard

    Of all the coffee’s that I’ve tried at Trader Joe’s this one is by far the best flavor and the most body. As of March 2019 the cost is $12.99 for a large container of coffee. I’ve tried the Sumatra the Columbian and other dark roasts including French roast, but this one by far has the best flavor. I’ve also tried dark roasts from other places including sprouts, but the flavor was not as good as the Bay Blend from Trader Joes. Let it be known that this is a dark roast.

  2. JLB

    Due to the pandemic, for the first time, I ordered coffee online from a highly rated boutique roaster. I just tried my first cup of espresso. Dreadful. I paid a lot of money for something I won’t enjoy. Which gets me to my favorite all-time coffee: Trader Joe’s Bay Blend. This is a smooth ultra-dark blend with a natural cherry-hint flavor. Sounds corny, but every time I brew a cup in my espresso maker, I’m taken with the exquisite richness of this blend. And the cost is typically Trader Joe-affordable. After I’m done with my mail order dreck, I’m going to return to Trader Joe’s even if I have to don a hazmat suit.

  3. Carla J Taylor

    This is my go-to coffee now. It is the flavor I crave as I drift off to sleep, anticipating my first cup in the morning. Rich, dark and delicious.

  4. Liz Paddon

    So disappointed this product seems to have been discontinued. I drank Joe’s Dark for years which was discontinued so switched to the only other ultra dark bean which was Bay Blend, not realizing this too was on its way out of their coffee lineup. It’s superior to Joe’s Dark by far. Rich, dark, really satisfying with no extra flowery or fruity flavors. I do not care for French Roast – tastes burnt to me. I don’t see anything else on their coffee line up that compares if you like a full, dark (not French) roast bean. This was my number one item on my shopping list at TJ’s. Many excellent products but I will have to look elsewhere for coffee now, so it’s probable I won’t be doing my regular trips to TJs any more. SO disappointed!

  5. Lynn Rivera

    Stopped by TJs to get a can of whole bean Bay Blend & found it to be discontinued. We have drank that coffee for nearly 20 years and now have to find another…we don’t care for the French Roast especially at $2.00 more per can. I only stop at TJs 2-3 /month for coffee and end up shopping for other groceries…but now I really don’t have a reason to go. Please bring back Bay Blend!

  6. H Smith

    I am SO bummed Bay Blend has been discontinued! It’s the best coffee out there, and I’ve been buying it for at least 20 years. Ugh!

  7. Paul

    Best coffee they had, can’t believe it was discontinued. I hope it’s temporary, it was the whole reason we went out of our way to shop there.

  8. Constance Kamsler

    I almost started crying when the manager told me they discontinued Bay Blend. I’ve been drinking this coffee for years and any time I’ve ever tried something else it never compares. Why would they discontinue it? Let’s all bombard them with request for return of this coffee. This coffee was one of the main reasons I always shopped at Traders.

  9. Joanne Woscek

    This is blasphemy I tell you!! How are we supposed to start our day without our cup of Bay Blend Dark Roast? I’ve tried others and nothing comes close to this coffee. They going to blame this on Putin?

  10. Mary Ellen McMonigle

    The four B’s: Bring Back Bay Blend!!!!!

  11. D Rottschaefer

    Bring Back Bay Blend!

  12. Mary Catherine Crecco

    I can’t believe Trader Joe’s discontinued The Bay Blend coffee! It was by far the best coffee I have ever had. Now I have to go to Whole Food tomorrow to find something equal.

  13. Dale

    Bring Back Bay Blend!!

  14. jean karwelis

    my favorite coffee by far!!! and i am VERY ANGRY THAT YOU DROPPED IT! i probably wont shop at trader joes anymore

  15. Mary Ann

    So upset to learn TJ discontinued Bay Blend. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring it back maybe with new packaging to refresh its look.

  16. scott

    Heartbroken when I was told that empty spot on the shelf was permanent. It was my house coffee AND espresso forever. I traveled with it. So good. Sigh… It now joins the recently discontinued products that were staples in my home for well over a decade…like the Double Roasted Salsa and the Chocolate-covered Pretzel Thins. RIP. PS: There does not seem to be a Dark Roast whole coffee on the shelf that fills the void! :- (

  17. Mark

    You dropped Bay Blend, which… okay, whatever, but you’ve got no alternative for those of us who don’t like your French Roast. Meaning, you’ve now lost us as coffee customers. So that means I’m no longer committed to shop at TJ’s for other things, either, as the Bay Blend was WELL worth the trip.

    Come up with an alternative, tout suite, or better yet? Bring back Bay Blend. I’m now left to search around for a new coffee, when I was an ironclad Bay Blendite who wasn’t expecting to have to go through this. Gee. Thanks.

  18. M Chassler

    Trader Joes Bay Blend coffee was the best coffee – not just at trader joes, but that I’ve found thus far – including all the snobby expensive coffees I’ve tasted. Trader Joes MUST bring it back. I too have stopped shopping there – because really i can get everything else anywhere else – and with less plastic to boot. I left a message on traderjoes.com site – let’s all do it. I can’t see how else to get them to bring it back. Bring Bay Blend Back!!

  19. Catherine StClaire

    For the seven years I lived in Europe I missed two things, my favourite beach (Paradise Cove) and Trader Joe’s.
    My love affair is over with Trader Joe’s!
    For more than 20th years I have started my day with TJ’S Bay Blend Coffee. It has been a source of joy, and something that I can count to be perfect in a Very imperfect world.
    Well, No More!
    Bay Blend has been discontinued, and with no warning (so that I might stock up), and now the thought of shopping at Trader Joe’s just infuriates me!
    I think that the reasons they give for discontinuing Bay Blend are B.S., and to top it off, when I called corporate, the uncaring twit was rude to me.
    I don’t stay in relationships that discount me and my wants and needs, and at this point of my life, that includes Trader Joe’s.
    I suppose the loss my $150 to $200 a week means nothing to them, but we have two voices that count; how we vote, and how, and where we spend our money…

  20. TS Hunter

    Please – for the love of humanity – bring back Bay Blend. Not all of us like medium roast or light roast coffee. At my local TJ’s I counted 5 different medium roast blends. I am another customer who would make special trips to TJs to purchase cans of Bay Blend over the course of 25 + years.

  21. W. Thomas

    Please bring back Bay Blend. It’s the best coffee I’ve ever had. I am so disappointed.

  22. R. Tucker

    Very disappointed that Bay Blend was discontinued!! We have been drinking it for years and have not find any coffee comparable. Please BRING BACKD BAY BLEND!!!

  23. Scooter

    What were you guys thinking? Bay Blend has been my “go-to” for 20+ years, and now, just like that, it’s gone. I agree with many others here – the French Roast is inferior, and you have no other choice for dark roast coffee. Guess I will also have to shop elsewhere. Really disappointing.

  24. Vic

    I don’t know if I’m rating Bay Blend (five stars) or the fact that it’s been discontinued (ZERO stars!) But since we’ve found this community of Bay Blenders, can anyone suggest a substitute? From ANYWHERE (not necessarily TJs)? Even a do-it-yourself blend?

  25. Susan

    My favorite for making cold brew was Bay Blend! It was honestly the only reason I shopped at TJ. French Roast doesn’t compare. please bring it back!!!

  26. Ellen West

    Add me to the list of people disappointed Bay Blend has been discontinued. It is one of two products I trek to TJ’s to buy, and always kept one in backup. My backup is gone. I am going to be on a search for another coffee that is as PERFECT for me as the Bay Blend. If anyone has suggestions– post here where we can find a decent substitute!!

  27. R. Tucker

    Very disappointed that Bay Blend was discontinued!! We have been drinking it for years and have not find any coffee comparable. Please BRING BACK BAY BLEND!!!

  28. Anne M. Manchester, NH

    I am shocked to find out that TJ’s discontinued Bay Blend Coffee.
    Went to the store today and saw the empty shelf. I am so very disappointed. Been drinking it for 15 years at least. Everyone I know loves it! It really is the best coffee I’ve ever had.
    So what’s up Trader Joe’s?? That coffee was the reason I went there. Seems like I am not alone. Now I will have no reason to go there anymore. Not a good decision on your part.

  29. Anonymous

    In my search for a replacement for the perfectly balanced and delicious Bay Blend, I have 3 TJ coffees that I will be throwing out because they don’t compare. No longer will be stopping by TJs for our coffee supply. So sad – why would you discontinue this? The manager said it has been their most popular brand and so many customers are upset!!

  30. Ginette

    The Best coffee! I am so disappointed that it has been discontinued. I’ve been drinking it for 7 years.

  31. Fisherr

    I am very disappointed that you dropped the Bay Blend. I was told by an associate that it was not a good seller. Weird-because I have been buying this product for 11 years- approximately 3 cans per month. I’m so disappointed, TJ’s. Please bring back the Bay Blend. There is no alternative on your shelf (nope-not event the French Roast, can’s stand French Roast. )

  32. San Francisco customer.

    Bring back TJ’s Bay Blend Ultra Dark Roast. I have been starting my days for at least 20 years with BB. Very disappointed when told it was discontinued and found it hard to believe due to lack of sales.

  33. SC customer

    So disappointed ☹️

    Please bring back bay blend

  34. Molly

    First Cafe Pajaro and now Bay Blend? I am now looking to other places for my coffee. This was the only reason I come to Trader Joe’s. Bring it back!

  35. MARCIA

    I echo what the other reviewers said– I AM HEARTBROKEN THAT TJ DISCONTINUED BAY BLEND COFFEE WITHOUT ANY NOTICE. IT WAS A PERFECT COFFEE AND I HAVE BEEN BUYING IT FOR YEARS. PLEASE BRING IT BACK – NOW I HAVE TO GO LOOK FOR A SUBSTITUTE WHICH I KNOW I WILL NOT FIND — THAT IS WHY I HAD SELECTED BAY BLEND IN THE FIRST PLACE! I ONLY WENT TO TJ FOR THIS COFFEE AND OF COURSE I WOULD BUY MANY OTHER PRODUCTS WHILE THERE- NOW- NO REASON TO MAKE THE SPECIAL TRIP. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED!

  36. Tamara

    Joining the disappointed crowd who adored Bay Blend, the best coffee, that I drank loyally for over a decade. I, too, had an emotional reaction when the poor TJ’s employee said the dreaded word “discontinued.” How? Why? So few things being pleasure theses days. We need our Bay Blend. Please. Pretty please. Rating is for the Bay Blend, not for the action of removal.

  37. BHL

    I googled as I was looking to see if it really is discontinued. I am also disappointed, have been going to TJ’s specifically for 2 items, Bay Blend + dry roasted unsalted almonds.

    I did try the TJ’s 5 country espresso blend and it does compare to Bay Blend, although it’s a smaller container / more expensive and not quite as rich.

    The other place I think is comparable is Black Rifle Coffee’s extra dark, which is called Murdered Out. Now, I don’t think it has as much full body as bay blend, but I tried making the TJ’s 5 country espresso blend, the Black Rifle Murdered Out, and Bay Blend in consecutive days and it’s different but not wildly different.

    I have been buying Bay Blend for years and routinely kept 12 containers in the pantry. I am down to our final 6. Lord Have Mercy!!

  38. Leticia

    Below is what I just emailed to Trader Joe’s corporate office under Discontinued Product. This breaks my heart and taste buds!
    Bring Bay Blend Back. The richness of this ultra dark coffee is important not only to me. I am confident there exists many folks who are requesting the same. Bring this luscious ultra dark roasted whole bean back onto your store shelves. Bring it back into production for the everyday morning sunrise I look forward to every morning. Do consider my request is earnest. Looking at my last receipt here without a purchase of my most favored coffee for over 20+ years is convincing enough to never return.

  39. Greg

    My wife and I have this joke that if you really like something at Trader Joe’s they will discontinue it. That joke is no longer funny now that they discontinued Bay Blend. Do not mess with my morning coffee. Like so many on here we have been drinking it for years. Went in last night as we just ran out to find it gone without even a spot for it. Not a good sign. I asked the manager and she confirmed it was discontinued then preceded to tell me, “Yeah, there isn’t even anything close”. I picked up the French Roast and the manager said if we didn’t like it we could return it, but from what I read here it will not be as good. My wife is so mad she never wants to go to TJs again. I’m not as adamant about it as they still have Bomba hot pepper spread is one of the few places that regularly carries whole milk mozzarella but I’m pretty sure those will be discontinued since I like them. Sincerely having an existential crisis now that they’ve f’d up my morning. Hunt is on for a replacement and totally heartbroken.

  40. Michael

    Please bring back Bay Blend Ultra Dark Roast Coffee. It’s been our favorite and only coffee for years.

  41. Euphemia Wesley

    I don’t know how I can replace Bay Blend. Have tried 3 others. I love Bay Blend. Had one stashed away. Soon it will be gone.

  42. Barbara

    I just learned that Bay Blend has been discontinued. Sob! Please, please, please bring it back!!!!

  43. Matt F

    Adding to the choir of disenchanted Bay Blenders, I too made a special run to a TJs far from home for my semi monthly Bay Blend stock-up, to find none remaining and a seemingly baffled employee who also just learned it was discontinued. Blasphemy. Shame. And nothing to substitute it. 5 Country Espresso blend comes close but it’s not economical to stock up with. I’m shocked and appalled by this awful, ill conceived decision. I will cherish the remainder of my final can of Bay Blend for the next week or so, then try to find a replacement. BRING IT BACK YOU FOOLS

  44. Barbara F

    Joining the choir. I just learned Bay Blend was discontinued, and I am very unhappy. I love coffee, and Bay Blend was my absolute favorite – bold and yet smooth, with a perfect rich nutty roasty flavor. I like Trader Joes a lot, but honestly Bay Blend was the main reason I brave the horrible parking lot. Please please bring back Bay Blend.

  45. Rich

    Well, at least I’m not the only TJ customer pining for my favorite food group from TJ. I too had my list of favorite products that I purchased while making regular runs for Bay Blend. Now….I’m lost. These are special times, for sure, but with so many loyal BB customers, how can any company ignore that loyalty?

  46. Sheila

    I cannot even begin to express my dismay over my MOST favorite 20+ yrs coffee being discontinued!!! I honestly never thought this would happen. Even during the height of the pandemic it was still being stocked and never EVER had I thought this would be one of their discontinued products!!!
    I called their headquarters in Monrovia and the person I spoke to said it was due to poor sales which I find extremely hard to believe especially after all my research of finding how popular it was and how long other people have been drinking this as their main coffee staple!!!
    I told the woman at the headquarters that this is what prompted me to shop at their stores at least once a week for this and other food items. She apologized and said she will submit the feedback. I just really wish they (Headquarters) had more than a feedback button because sometimes you would like an actual response.
    I would encourage all to contact their headquarters office in Monrovia with a barage of requests to bring this beloved product back.
    To me their is no other coffee that really compares and I have already spent alot of money trying to find a replacement and honestly nothing compares. It flat out sucks!!
    Also after doing extended research I found that Mountanos Coffee & Tea in Petaluma has been a supplier for their coffee and think that I may have found the coffee under the name of French Roast/Italian Roast Ultra Dark coffee. I am going to order it and give it a try because I am desperate so fingers crossed!! I will leave an update if it is the one, but I also encourage everyone that loves this coffee to contact TRADER JOES CORPORATE OFFICE TO BRING IT BACK TO THE STORES!!!!

  47. CHEXY

    BRING BACK BAY BLEND!

  48. Nik

    Another cry for you guys to bring back the Bay Blend. It has been my morning brew forever! Please!!!
    (5 stars for the coffee–not the fact that it was discontinued…)

  49. Joel Hickman

    I can’t believe that Bay Blend Coffee was discontinued; it has been my favored coffee for the last 25 years, and I will miss it terribly.

  50. David Smith

    Bay Blend was absolutely my go to coffee and I travel several miles to get it. Based on other reviews, this was a bad decision. Trust me- you don’t have any dark coffee on your shelf that comes close. I’m looking for an alternative elsewhere.

  51. Danny Pulley

    Oh my God you can’t take away bay blend coffee! it makes my morning magical. High school teacher and can’t imagine starting my day without it. Even my students will suffer LOL. Please please bring it back so many people love it come on trader Joe The people have spoken. Five stars for the coffee zero stars for your bad decision Mr. Joe. Maybe you could compromise and bring it back once a year like the wintry blend at Christmas time please please please make your coffee customers happy

  52. Nichol Schine

    5 stars for Bay Blend. Bring Bay Blend Back! It is by far the best coffee and the only reason I shopped at Trader Joe’s. No need to brave the crazy parking lots at TJs anymore. ZERO stars for the abrupt removal of this product from the shelf. If the Bay Blend lovers have discovered a suitable sub please share.

  53. Becky B

    I echo all the other comments. I have just now discovered that Bay Blend has been discontinued. I always bought 3-4 cans. I sure hope you reconsider this decision. Looks to me by the comments that I am not alone.

  54. Mark

    “SF Bay Coffee Extra Dark Italian Blend Whole Bean 2LB (32 Ounce) Dark Roast” on the Amazons.

    Your welcome.

  55. Bradley Johnson

    Have purchased Bay Blend for about 10 years. It is easily their best coffee. As others have said, is is with disbelief they discontinued their best coffee. Not sure why, but with a local store so far away, we will most likely go elsewhere for our staples…

  56. Nick S

    This WAS the best coffee ever. I agree. Its so frustrating that they discontinued it. I no longer stop at Trader Joe’s every week because I now have to go elsewhere to get coffee. This was the one thing that I could not get at any other store. I know that they aren’t going to bring it back just because a few people write reviews but I was hoping to find a replacement coffee in the comments. I will be trying out the SF Bay Coffee Extra Dark Italian Blend that one poster suggested. Thank you!!

  57. Bradley Johnson

    Have purchased Bay Blend for about 10 years. It is easily their best coffee. As others have said, is is with disbelief they discontinued their best coffee. Not sure why, but with a local store so far away, we will most likely go elsewhere for our staples

  58. Jason

    Bring back Bay Blend

  59. Bill Girolamo

    I have been dabbling with other TJ’s coffees and found Sumatra and even Ethiopia good single roasts, but the other day, I again, had a strong desire for a strong cup of coffee. For years and years and years as everyone else has mentioned, TJ’s Bay Blend (BLUE CAN!) was the only coffee I would buy. The other morning, I got online to just peruse coffees and stumbled on this list of sorrowful people already missing Bay Blend. I did see it in my store the last time I went there, and i’ll go there this morning, and if it’s there, will get the last of the cans, maybe 2 or 3 and double check with Mgmt and ‘confirm’ what I think, I already know, it’s discontinued. There have been many items over the years that I would buy and became part of my shopping to find, after a period of time, it was discontinued. I don’t know what statistics are used to measure and why items of great importance (LIKE COFFEE) are randomly discontinued, but it is heartbreaking to us coffee connoisseurs that rely on our “Favorite” coffee, which cannot be replaced. So Sad ;-(

  60. Bill Girolamo

    Bay Blend … a favorite coffee – Discontinued

  61. George Michel

    My wife and I have been drinking Bay Blend Ultra Roast for about 30 years. A friend brought a can from a visit to Phoenix. We lived in Chicago (no TJs at the time) and had my parents who retired to Phoenix ship us 6 cans at a time. About 2002, TJs came to Chicago but then in 2004 we had to move to Greensboro, NC. Found a TJs in Chapel Hill and in Winston-Salem. Traveled to those in order to buy Bay Blend Ultra Roast! We bought other things because it was a trip. When TJS came to G’boro – super! Bought lots of things at TJs when we needed coffee (bought only 1-2 cannisters at a time instead of the 6-8 we typically bought). They discontinued this coffee???! We really have no reason to shop TJs (lots of quality stores in G’boro). So, too bad TJs. Hope you make it for the sake of your committed shoppers.

  62. Ineedmy Coffee

    I’m afraid life is no longer worth living now that Bay Blend was discontinued. What’s the point of going on if I’m not awake to experience it? Plus, my colon locked up on the news and I’m afraid I’ll have to go to the hospital soon to get pumped out. At least I have a few cans in the larder to ease the transition; feel sorry for the folks cut off cold turkey. I made the 250-mile round trip to my nearest TJs every few months specifically to stock up on this coffee, and always wound up spending several hundred dollars more on food items. Because of this Bay Blend decision, that won’t happen again.

  63. Bob Coiteux

    If you are not going to offer the BAY BLEND COFFEE like the others have been buying it for 20 years, let us know who the company supplied it from so we can buy it ourselves.

  64. Anonymous

    Here is a life saver from SF Bay Coffee Extra Dark Italian Blend Whole Bean 2LB (32 Ounce) Dark Roast. Thank you Mark for your recommendation dated 6/28.

  65. Larry

    THANK YOU TO MARK!!!! I ORDERED IT FROM AMAZON!!! I SPENT SO MUCH $$ TRYING TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR BAY BLEND & WAS DISAPPOINTED IN ALL!!
    I KNEW RT AWAY WHEN I TASTED THIS:
    SF Bay Coffee Extra Dark Italian Blend Whole Bean 2LB (32 Ounce) Dark Roast IT WAS THE ONE!!!
    THANK YOU AGAIN MARK!!!! YOU MADE MY MORNINGS BEARABLE AGAIN ❤

  66. Kelly Barkey

    No Bay Blend???
    I’m not sure what negotiation went south to justify the elimination of Trader Joe’s Bay Blend coffee. We’ve been drinking this for decades, trying others but always coming back to Bay Blend.

    As a long time customer- and I mean long time- long enough to remember loving the Trader Joe’s Heisenberg Uncertainty Blend while getting my chemistry degrees in CA- I’m just so disappointed to lose Bay Blend.

  67. Robert E. Olsen

    Bay Blend was my go-to coffee for ten years. Why would TJ’s discontinue it? The supplier failed and took its trade secret to the grave? No? Then sack Two Buck Chuck, but find a way to bring Bay Blend back.

  68. Steve VI

    Bring it back!

  69. Kathy K

    Please bring back the Bay Blend!! Why did you ever discontinue this, obviously, beloved coffee?? I have just ordered the SF Bay Extra Dark Italian Blend from Amazon to try out. If it’s as good as other’s are saying– I guess that will be one less reason to go to your store. Don’t let Bezos win! Please bring back the Bay Blend.

  70. Paul

    Bay Blend was by far the very best coffee we have ever had. During the recent pandemic when travel to a TJ’s was not possible for us, we tried a variety of other coffees; none compared. So when we finally were able to head back to our favorite TJ’s, it was only to find it had been discontinued. What!!! Well, guess we won’t be shopping there anymore as that was what drew us to Trader Joe’s again and again.

  71. Lisa F.

    I’ve been without my beloved TJ’s Bay Blend for several weeks now. My grief has not subsided. I have not found any substitute to fill the gaping coffee-cup-sized hole in my heart. Each pot of Bay Blend I’ve brewed over the last 15 years held the comforting promise of strength needed to take on the day. My morning ritual now seems a pointless facade. My coffee maker shakes its head knowing it can’t deliver any satisfaction with the wannabe cans and pouches I bring around. Please, I’m begging you to bring back Bay Blend.

  72. BHL

    I have sampled a number of coffees to replace Bay Blend and my current choice is “Mornings in Ogunquit” from MorningsInParis.com which is a coffee shop in Kennebunk and Ogunquit, Maine. I also like their Cafe Noir. It’s more expensive than Bay Blend but I have now been enjoying it just as much. BHL -> on pointe.

  73. Vic

    EVEN BETTER NEWS: They have SF Bay Coffee Rainforest Blend at Amazon, too. $19 for 32 oz.

  74. Keifer

    BRING BACK BAY BLEND! It was and is my favorite coffee. One of the reasons why I shopped at Trader Jo’s was to purchase my weekly stash of Bay Blend coffee. What gives?

  75. Debbie

    I started drinking coffee regularly 25 years ago and I only found my favorite coffee, Bay Blend, a month before it was discontinued. I raved about it, I dreamed about it, it provided some of the best starts to my mornings. How I made my cup of joe made it taste just like haagen dazs coffee ice cream, and it actually did the job of waking me up (most great tasting coffee does not wake me). I am incredibly heartbroken over this discontinuation, as it took me more than half my life to find my favorite coffee. Only had one can of it and now it’s gone. I have 3 other bags of coffee now, all of which taste like crap. Please bring back Bay Blend!

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