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These days, scones are sold in nearly every coffee house in town. But, rarely have we ever found a good one that was not freshly baked. To that end, who has the gumption to rise early and meet with the baristas and bakery delivery truck at 4 a.m.? You’d be better off rising late (even 7 a.m. works!) to make up your own batch of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scones. What makes our scones so great? For starters, all you need for these fabulous home-baked goodies is...

Peaberry from Java

March 10, 2014 in

Trader Joe’s Peaberry from Java is a truly special offering. It is exceptional, not just among other Trader Joe’s coffees, but also among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary? Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all coffee “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” are what we gather to roast, grind and enjoy as coffee. Two beans sharing one pod mature into what everyone recognizes as the typical bean shape—rounded on one side and flat on the other. Hence, their designation as...

Historically, olive oil has been used for lamp fuel, as a medical ointment, and for the consecration of kings. At Trader Joe’s, we just like to eat it. Naturally, our quest for good-tasting olive oil led us to Tunisia, the fourth largest producer of olive oil in the world. Tunisia sits at the northern-most tip of the African continent—just across the Mediterranean Sea from Sardinia, in the heart of the region where humans first cultivated the pitted pearl. The caliber of our Organic Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rooted in...