We use a Central American coffee for our French style roast. This dark roast has strong chocolate notes with dried fruit sweetness and hints of spice. We roast it dark to caramelize the sugars and add body and smoothness to the cup.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Bitter Chocolate, Black Pepper, Raisin
Story: As you may know, French Roast coffee is not coffee beans from France, but rather a style of roasting coffee dark to caramelize the sugars and roast a lot of the acidity out of the bean. In the 80's and 90's we were known for our dark roasts, and we still receive a lot of recognition for them today. We believe in roasting the French Roast dark, but not too dark. French Roast lovers know that there is a a fine line between a great dark roast and an over-roasted dark roast. For our French Roast, we develop the chocolate notes and sweetness while avoiding the over-roasted flavor that is sometimes associated with roasts that are too dark.