French Roast: Roasting just slightly longer brings coffee to the French Roast level. With more oil on the bean and a little darker color than Full City Roast, French Roast brings coffee to the height of it's flavor. French Roast creates a deep heavy flavor, some of the more subtle flavors of coffee will be hidden by the dark roasted smokeyness. As coffee is roasted longer, the unique character of each Varietal, such as Kenya or Sumatra, is diminished, all coffee would taste the same roasted dark enough.
Recommended at this level:
Any coffee used as part of a blend.
Roasting time for French Roast coffee is approximately 12 minutes.
The next roast level is Espresso Roast.