Volcano Coffee

"Our Darkest Roast", grown on the slopes of a volcano on a family farm in Nicaragua.
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12/ 9/2006
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bytracebooks

December 9, 2006

I have sampled this several times. I like it the best so far of any coffee I've ever had, period.

It is a deep, deep roast--the can says it's their deepest, deeper even than espresso. It's got a complexity of flavors that just blooms. I'm not a coffee critic, so I can't identify all the flavors, but it is sweet, intense, and so good I will gladly drink so much I shouldn't have another drop. The beans are oily-oily, they are so fresh. My TJ sometimes can't keep this on the shelf. And I've read in some blogs that it's the coffee version of (insert name of illegal substance here).

It is great just from the sampling station, but I brought some home for my new Aeropress coffee press, which I think TJ's should carry if they carry anything at all (like wine bottle openers for wine). In the Aeropress it's unbelievable. And I'm not someone who drinks much coffee, mostly because most coffee just isn't very good. It makes great crema in the Aeropress, which is supposedly difficult. I make it espresso-strength, where it is terrific; then, as recommended from the coffeemaker's instruction book, I add hot water so it's "American" style coffee. It's wonderful either way.

I hope they carry this forever!
byDeanne

December 9, 2006

I would never normally buy coffee this dark, but I sampled it in the store and it was so delicious that I immediately put a container in my cart.
byLuvTJ

May 28, 2007

I have a Miele super automatic espresso machine and this stuff is unbelievably fabulous for my machine. Rich, dark, chocolaty with no hint of bitterness whatsoever. If TJ's EVER discontinues carrying this brand I will personally track down the buyer and beat them into submission!
bywasemiller

February 5, 2008

My husband buys this in packs of 5. I never leave TJ's without at least 5 containers of this coffee. He grinds it there and stores it in the freezer for future use. Absolutely the best retail coffee available.
byvics

March 23, 2009

they really weren't kidding when they labeled this stuff as their darkest roast. it's rich, complex, but not too overpowering. it has a really nice aftertaste as well. addictive!
bymamabear

November 12, 2009

This is the best coffee I have ever had, PLEASE bring it back. I can't stand that it has been discontinued.
byJack Frost

January 2, 2010

I had a feeling this had been discontinued when I couldn't find it anywhere on my most recent visit. I picked up the Organic Fair Trade French Roast instead, but it still can't compare. Outside of a pricer gourmet coffee retailer, Volcano was the best coffee I'd ever had.

Add me to the list of people begging for its return.
byPeter

January 6, 2010

The memories are still as fresh as the beans in the can. The bottomless smooth black void of pure flavor was a revelation. Perhaps the small family farm in Nicaragua realized the value of their product and priced it outside of TJ pricing formulas. Should we lament the effect of the fair trade movement in Central America? Sadly, I think I do, just a little bit.

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