French Roast by Thanksgiving Coffee Co. Review | CoffeeReview.com
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  • Thanksgiving Coffee Co.

    Fort Bragg, California
  • French Roast

Roast: NA Review Date: September 1998
Origin: Various Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: A fine example of the French-roast archetype. The carbon notes, as integral to French roasts as smoky notes are to Scotch whiskey, are discreet. The main taste complex here is sweet vanilla, floating above a dry, light pungency. Carbon notes prevail in the aftertaste, though a persistent low-toned sweetness gives them a run.

Notes: An impressive example of the French-roast archetype. Dark-roasted carbon notes, as integral to French roasts as smoky notes are to Scotch whiskey, are discreet. The main taste complex here is sweet vanilla, floating above a dry, light pungency. French roast obviously doesn't describe coffee grown in France, but rather an extremely dark-roasted blend designed to resemble coffees drunk in northern France. Or at least Americans' idea of coffees drunk in northern France: "French roast" as concept s

Who Should Drink It: Obviously, people who love the slightly charred sweetness of a good French roast. Those in pursuit of variety in their French-roast experiences might appreciate this particular blend for its distinct vanilla nuance.

AROMA:8
ACIDITY:4
BODY:5
FLAVOR:7
AFTERTASTE:5
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