'French Roast' is our darkest roast and named after a roasting technique introduced in France in the 19th century as a strong breakfast coffee drunken half and half with hot milk. Dark roasted, sparkling, ebony coloured coffee beans mysteriously gleaming in the sunlight. For our darkest Grand Cru blend, we select only top-quality Arabica coffee from the highest altitudes of prime Latin American growing regions and East Africa that can withstand higher heat during the longer lasting roasting procedure that not all beans can handle. At high altitudes beans mature slowly, becoming denser, harder and packed with flavour — perfect for retaining power and complexity under the intense heat of a deep roast. 'French Roast' is not a coffee for the cautious, but for those who embrace the powerful taste, pronounced smoky overtones, and the pleasant bite of a dark roast.
Best for: Filter-coffee French style