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Organic Fair Trade Sumatra

August 20, 2014 in What's New

One of the more than 13,000 islands that form Indonesia, Sumatra leads the country’s coffee production. Divided by the volcanic Barisan mountain range that is greater than 12,400 feet at its peak, the topography and climate are well suited for coffee cultivation. These coffee beans are grown on small, family farms, among fruit trees in the northern region of the island. The beans are picked, washed and pulped by hand, using the distinctive “wet-hulling” process. This unique production method, known in Indonesia as Giling Basah, contributes to the signature character of Sumatra coffee: deep, lively body...

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Speculoos Cookie Butter Ice Cream

August 18, 2014 in What's New

Our Speculoos Cookie Butter and variations on the theme are easy to spread on waffles, pancakes, toast, apples, and even other cookies. But butter isn’t so easily “spread” on ice cream. We’ve tried heating and drizzling it—not the most effortless medium! If you’ve been dreaming, like us, of that no-brainer combination of ice cream and Speculoos Cookie Butter, you can wake up now... it’s here...

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Guide to TJ's Rice

August 18, 2014 in Guides

Rice is the best. The wholesome cereal grain serves as a staple for two-third’s of the world’s population. (That’s a lot of people.) As such, rice is an integral ingredient in culinary traditions of many different cultures (sushi, stir fry, paella, pudding, curry, risotto…), each with its own preferences regarding texture, taste and color. Luckily, there are some 40,000 different varieties of rice, grown throughout the world. (That’s a lot of rice). We don’t carry 40,000, but we sure have a fine variety of rice at Trader Joe’s. From Basmati and Black to Arborio and Red, our rice selection offers difference in texture, taste and color. From fully-cooked and frozen, to whole grains and medleys, our selection also offers plenty of difference in preparation. To help you find the Trader Joe’s Rice that best suits your recipe(s), we’ve categorized our rice offerings and their corresponding characteristics, and followed that up with a few grains of wisdom about cooking and serving...

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