That Magical City Where Trader Joe's Products Are Made, USA
Keep in mind, all the other cold brews in this rundown are ready-to-drink -- as in, the coffee could be poured into a glass over ice and enjoyed -- it didn't require milk or water. Trader Joe's is a concentrate -- you must add milk or water. I didn't, of course, in order to best write about the flavor. If Trader Joe's had a ready-to-drink product, I would've tried that.
Unlike a lot of the foodstuffs on TJ's shelves, this isn't organic. I get some serious almond aroma, and a touch of molasses. The taste is fine overall, despite a slight sour note, but it's the super bitter aftertaste that's a huge turnoff. Not a pleasant offering here from TJ's, which saddens me because I love 90% of what's stocked on its shelves. The good news is that because it's meant to be mixed, you can cover up the sour and bitter features with a lot of milk and sugar.