Trader Joe’s Coffee a Cocoa Reviews

(17 customer reviews)

Medium dark roast. A blend of Brazilian ground 100% Arabica coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder, and natural chocolate flavor with other natural flavors.

At one point this was sold in a canister and discontinued, but Trader Joe’s brought it back in a bag.

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17 reviews for Trader Joe’s Coffee a Cocoa Reviews

  1. Stacy

    i love this stuff! it’s the coffee i use at home and i always keep at least 2 canisters in my panty. until last night….i went to TJs to stock up and i cannot find this! i dont know if it has been discontinued or just sold out. My TJ helper did not know. I’m only slightly panicking

  2. Aimee

    Yep. I’ve got a stash but it won’t last forever. I’ve been unsuccessful at blending my own replacement.

  3. Gelato Jill

    This was a good coffee – I finished the can- but I could not taste the cocoa in it.

  4. Anonymous

    Kinda gross

  5. Ron McElroy

    Don’t use this in your coffee machines! The coffee and cocoa are too fine. It will actually clog your Keurig filters and prevent water from coming out. It is also too fine for a French press and prevent you from depressing the plunger without damaging your press. It will also clog your standard coffee machine filter and over flow the water. After all 3 methods failed, I threw it away. Which is a shame since it smelled amazing.

  6. Ryan Y

    The cocoa/coffee grind is too fine, it clogs up the filters, coffee doesn’t drip through fast enough.

  7. Patrick McKee

    All the complaints aside, I used pour-over method with paper filter in Hario glass funnel. Followed package instructions for coffee/water ratio. Perfect with some added sweetener and warm milk. No complaints here.

  8. Anonymous

    This actually tastes really great, but brewing can be a pain if you’re looking for a big pot of coffee. Definitely ran into the overflow problem, but then we switched to brewing about 16ozs at a time and had no problems. Yes, it takes a little longer for the water to filter through, but that little added chocolate taste is great.

  9. Anonymous

    The strange grind of this coffee caused a terrible overflow problem in my coffee maker. It made a huge mess and took a lot of effort to clean the grounds. If I had turned on the coffee maker and walked away, it could have damaged my kitchen cabinets and counter. I reported the problem to the manager at the local Trader Joe’s. At my request he notified the corporate office about the potential safety issues. The person at corporate did not agree it was important enough to recall the product since it is seasonal. I am a huge Trader Joe’s fan, but very disappointed in their response. I told them that 3 other people this week have reported a similar problem on this website in the past 10 days.

  10. Olive

    We taste no cocoa or added richness. It has a weird flavored coffee taste. I am surprised at the high reviews & would not purchase again.

  11. Lynn Harland

    No cocoa flavoring whatsoever and the coffee is very, very weak. Hopefully when I blend it with a strong coffee it will be better but I will not buy again and do not recommend.

  12. Jared Landrum

    I like it, but both the coffee and cocoa flavors could be stronger. I have a metal-mesh coffee filter so that may be why I didn’t have a clogging problem.

  13. Michael McGrath

    Used an Aeropress to brew and overall I liked the taste. A little bitter but with a nice morning dark roast it was welcomed. Now the massive negative. The cocoa just clumps together and collects into a pasty mess that clogs any filter that is fine enough to filter it making it a living hell to brew.

  14. Jill

    The smell is amazing but that’s about it. It is ground too coarse for an espresso maker. It has a weak flavor and brews very very light no matter what method you use. Not worth the price.

  15. NJsfr

    Filled a reusable Keurig pod and brewed it strong. The result was a perfect medium roast with a cocoa overtone to which I added a small amount of milk. No clogging or brewing difficulties.

  16. Jen

    Same as everyone else. It smelled great but the cocoa clumps and makes brewing a pain in the but

  17. Tim Dowell

    I’m blown away to see bad reviews. I was skeptical because I only drink black coffee. The cocoa really adds to this blend. I live 1 1/2 hours from a Trader Joe’s, so I don’t get there often. I hope they’ll add this to their regular lineup.

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