French Roast Coffee is not grown in France. It is, however, immensely popular in France. The term “French Roast” refers not to its country of origin but the distinct roasting method applied to the Coffee beans. It is a method favoured in much of France, yes, but also around the world.
Our French Roast Coffee uses some of the tastiest Colombian Coffees around, all blended to perfection. The blend is then roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans. A French-roasted Coffee is similar to a Dark-roasted Coffee; in fact, by rights, it is one. The difference between a French Roast and a traditional Dark Roast is that with a French-roasted Coffee, the temperature is high enough that the natural oils found within the beans are brought to the surface, which in turn imparts a distinctive flavour with notes varying from berry to citrus.
This particular French Roast is best described as having bittersweet notes coupled with almost toast-like qualities. It is packed fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory, ensuring quality every time. Is it time you tried French Roast Coffee? We know so.
But what’s the difference between a French Roast Coffee and an Italian Roast Coffee? Italian Roasts are much darker and oilier than French Roasts despite also being, by rights, dark-roasted Coffees themselves. Furthermore, and arguably most importantly, Italian Roasts are favoured in, you guessed it, Italy!
Both roasts bare at least some resemblance to one another, although there are minor differences in roasting specifications, which in turn, leads to different flavour notes. Why not try both our French Roast Coffee and Italian Roast Coffee, then compare? We are equally proud of both roasts, after all. Which one will be your favourite?
But why use Coffees from Colombia? For starters, Colombia is currently the third top exporter of Coffee in the world, only surpassed by Vietnam as the second largest, and Brazil as number one. Colombia exports approximately 11,000,000 bags of Coffee each year, the vast majority being of outstanding quality and consistency. As a rule of thumb, Colombia produces primarily, though not exclusively, washed arabica Coffee beans. We, too, use Colombian Arabica beans in the making of our French Roast Coffee.
Arabica beans originate from the Coffea arabica species of the Coffea plant. They are often an older, more mature type of bean, one considered to be of better quality compared to a robusta bean. Brewed Arabica beans have characteristically heavy aromas with smoother tastes and less caffeine (1.5% caffeine content) than Robusta beans.
The differences in chemical make up do not stop at caffeine, however, as Arabica beans also contain 60% more lipids and almost twice the amount of natural sugars than Robusta beans do. When it comes to appearance, Arabica beans are long with a more curved central cut. It takes ten months to ripen before being ready for harvest. Nevertheless, once the beans are ripe, their flavours lend themselves to the blending of this Coffee. The result is our French Roast Coffee, one that is guaranteed not to disappoint from the very first sip.
Origin: Colombia, South America.
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