Guide to TJ's Coffee Character

February 16, 2016 in Category: Guides

While a professional cupper may give rank to acidity, and a casual sipper may talk about a brew’s “bite,” they are describing the same thing—coffee character. There are many factors that influence how coffee expresses itself in your cup. These include cultivar, micro-climate, harvesting techniques, processing, roasting, even your own brewing methods. Since the nuance is so expansive, we're narrowing our focus to two simple yet important criteria—geographic origin and roast—of Trader Joe’s coffees to help you identify what kind of characters with which you’d like to fill your cup...

Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil

May 06, 2015 in Category: Guides

Hippocrates called olive oil “the great therapeutic.” Homer called it “liquid gold.” For some, that’s reason enough to slap on a high price tag and call it a day. Not at Trader Joe’s. Our buyers seek out Extra Virgin Olive Oils from experienced producers in the world’s best growing regions—Spain, Italy, Greece, California... Then our tasting panel examines them from every angle: body, fruitiness, bitterness, pungency and, of course, price. Only those that receive high marks across the board are bottled under the Trader Joe’s name and brought to you. Before we examine what’s in those bottles, let’s take a look at what it means to be Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Guide To Olive Oil Tasting

April 27, 2015 in Category: Guides

Looking for some engaging, foodie fun? Yearning to discover the oil that sings to you? We recommend putting on a Trader Joe’s Olive Oil tasting. In fact, it’s exactly what we did to come up with the critical product details for our Guide To Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s delicious, educational fun that provokes taste-ful conversation. And we make the planning and assembly very low-stress with our play-by-play of How To Host an Olive Oil Tasting...

Guide To Avoiding Abominable Cheese Platters

December 15, 2014 in Category: Guides

Learn how to turn your cheese platters from monstrous to marvelous in three easy steps! Step 1: Don't Overdo It. Too many cheese varieties will overwhelm your palate and your guests

Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

July 25, 2014 in Category: Guides

For many years, we've handled the highest quality Dietary Supplements at the lowest prices. We work at being skilled buyers, not nutritionists or doctors. We're not here to prescribe or give advice on which vitamins you should take. We do think that if you have decided to take vitamins or minerals, Trader Joe's is the best place to buy top quality supplements at the best prices. Here's why...

Guide to Reading Nutrition Facts

July 25, 2014 in Category: Guides

Everything about the nutrition label — what it contains, what it doesn't, and how it is presented — was decided upon by the FDA. Learn all you ever wanted to know about how to read Nutrition Facts...