French Roast, Whole Bean by Folgers Review |
  • Folgers

    Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • French Roast, Whole Bean

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: March 2002
Origin: Not Disclosed Price: NA

Blind Assessment: When hot, an impressive dark-roast cup: balanced, sweet modulating to bittersweet in the finish; dry, prune-like fruit complications with a pleasant roasty bite. As the cup cools, however, distinct (and rather unpleasant) rubber tones emerge.

Notes: Sold whole bean in an 11-ounce valve bag; 35 cents per ounce. The bag copy reassures the buyer that the contents are "100% Arabica." Visit or call 1-800-275-1967 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: This French-roast blend preserves considerably more nuance than many competing small-roaster blends. However, the rubber tones are regrettable. Perhaps they are an anomaly, in which case I can recommend this coffee as a solid and versatile dark-roast choice.


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