French Roast is the darkest roast on the planet. We begin with a quintessential Costa Rican coffee that can stand up to the heat and intensity of a French Roast. The French dark roast coffee beans from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has an intense flavor combination of caramelized sugars, a hint of chocolate and a deeply smoky flavor. This product options include a 12oz bag of ground coffee and a 1lb bag of whole beans.
Profile: Deep roasted flavor with a smoky aroma and dark chocolaty finish. The nutty yet slightly bright flavor of these coffees is complemented by the intense caramelization of the sugars locked in the beans.
Place: Central Plateau, Costa Rica, Chiapas, Mexico
People: Our passionate suppliers are deeply concerned with the social and economic condition of their local communities. They are active participants in programs designed to benefit youth, and other needy segments of the farming sector in rural areas. Central America is economically challenged and our support of their premium coffees at fair prices helps to infuse revenue into their region.
Process: The coffee is handpicked, washed, naturally fermented, and fully sun dried. French roast is the darkest roast that we do. It results in a very large deep brown bean covered in thick oil. We stop the roast before the bean can develop any of the unpleasant burnt taste that can result in over-roasting.
Pairing: Chocolate brownie.
8 oz: Makes approximately 25 cups of coffee
12 oz: Makes approximately 35-40 cups of coffee
16 oz: Makes approximately 50 cups of coffee
20 oz: Makes approximately 60-65 cups of coffee
32 oz: Makes approximately 90-100 cups of coffee
BREWING TIP: Use cold, filtered water and a clean machine.
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
About Our Coffee
At The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the art of crafting the best tasting coffee requires respecting each individual roast. Knowing the specific origin and roast degree for each coffee allows for intense flavor that can be traced back to its earliest beginnings. Many coffee companies claim to search the world for the finest coffees, yet very few do. Our Coffee Master, Jay Isais, goes to the source of our coffee to guarantee it is the highest quality obtainable on earth. The partners who prepare our coffee at every level are extremely passionate people committed to providing ‘Simply the Best’ coffee to our customers. Quality has always been our No. 1 priority, and it will never be compromised.