28 Apr '13, 1am

What is French Roast Coffee?

What is French Roast Coffee?

French Roast Coffee – it doesn’t come from France. It’s simply dark roasted. French roast coffee does not, of course, come from France. Any more than Italian roast coffee comes from Italy. The term simply describes the darkness of the roast. French roast is very dark. About as dark as you can go without completely losing the flavor of the coffee, and being left with a taste of burned charcoal. Here’s what happens. When you roast coffee to this degree, the oils start to rise to the surface of the bean, and the sugars inside caramelize, giving you a bittersweet tone and almost no acidity at all. If your French roast coffee tastes too bitter, then the roasting has been poorly done. Over-roasted coffee will also taste thin and burned. North American dark roast? It’s not quite the same. North Americans generally like their coffee a little milder than coffee drinkers in continen...

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