I buy my coffee at Trader Joe’s. For a while I bought the Mexican Double Dark, and more recently I was buying a delicious Italian roast. It bothered me to not be buying Fair Trade coffee, so when I finally saw one on the shelf I bought it immediately. It was the Morning Blend, pictured on the left, and was the only Fair Trade option at my TJ’s (3rd and La Brea). It tasted like bad diner coffee, which I fully believe has its place (bad diners, natch) but can’t drink at home. So I headed to the Trader Joe’s on Santa Monica, at the 8-Track Kid’s recommendation. I’ve shopped there before but usually skip it since it’s further from my home. I found a wonderland of Fair Trade coffees, including the middle one above, a medium roast from Bolivia that was a huge improvement (and made my husband call me Sundance). When it was dwindling I returned, and hit the jackpot: Cafe Pajaro, a dark roast that is perfectly divine in my French press.
So, West Hollywood TJ’s for fair trade coffee. I paid $5.99 for 13 ounces but I think the prices are not set.