French Roast by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Review |
Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Intense, simple aroma: sweet scorched wood, hint of dark chocolate. More complex in the cup: nut and dark chocolate dominate, with a distinct herb note, somewhere between rosemary and peppermint. Smooth, sweet finish, only slightly heavy in the long.

Notes: French Roast is the standard name in North America for a coffee that has been brought to an extreme dark roast that mutes the characteristics of the green coffee itself and foregrounds the pungent flavor of the roast. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit or call 800-223-6768 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who expect more from a French roast than burned bitterness.


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