Honduras French Roast | Marcala | Organic
Tasting Notes: sweet & rich, dark chocolate, smokey
We use Organic Honduras, Marcala beans for our French Roast coffee.
The term French Roast is believed to have coined in the 19th century to describe the type of coffee that was being roasted in Europe and is a characteristic of the roast rather than the coffee beans themselves. The roasting process can use a single-origin beans or a varietal of the beans. It describes the color of the bean after it has been roasted and is traditionally the darkest on the scale of roasts.
French roast coffee tends to have a dark chocolate color with a smokey, somewhat sweet & rich flavor that completely overpower the aroma nuances of the beans themselves. This is a category of dark roasted coffee characterized by an intense flavor having charred, charcoal-like notes accompanied by a thin body and mouthfeel that makes it nearly impossible to taste much of the origin or the coffee varietal of the beans.
A study published in 2010 found that dark roast coffee is easier on the stomach than light roasts because it produces an ingredient that prevents hydrochloric acid from building up in the stomach.