Organic French Roast

To brew French Roast is a commitment to a rich, powerful taste, pronounced smoky overtones, and pleasant bite.
$16.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Coffee-forward, smoky, bittersweet, hints of caramel.
  • Flavor Category
    Spicy / Complex
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Organic French Roast
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Coffee-forward, smoky, bittersweet, hints of caramel.


Our favorite beans for this deepest roast are from the leading Latin American origins, such as Guatemala and Colombia, where high altitudes enable coffee cherry to mature more slowly, becoming denser, harder, and packed with flavor. These inherently bright, juicy beans retain their bold complexity under the heat of a deep roast. Enjoy this meticulously grown, deep-roasted coffee that is a bold dedication to flavor, farm, and future.

Worth Noting

To grow organic coffee is a commitment to environmental stewardship despite an inevitably smaller yield. Where conventional farming benefits from carefully formulated nutrients, organic farming is local and labor intensive, with resources like natural compost, fashioned on the farm. It’s more work to produce less coffee and we’re happy to support the extra effort. ..
Giving back

People & Planet

A collection that's dedicated to supporting communities and the environment where our coffees are grown, our People & Planet coffees highlight our decades of providing remarkable quality while caring for farmers and the land.

  • Direct Trade

    Coffees from farmers with whom we have true direct relationships, enabling us to survey the social, environmental, and economic conditions on farms.

  • Farmer Assistance

    A program that assists small farmers with the potential to grow specialty coffee, but who for a variety of reasons lack the skills or means to do so.

  • Certified Coffees

    Evaluating coffees against social, environmental, and economic standards is one way to highlight the care that farmers show in growing and processing coffee.

Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

  • Delivered to Your Doorstep

    Check the roast date on your bag. (Spoiler alert: it's really fresh!)

Reviews (9)
Average rating:
from Bainbridge Island, WA on 6/21/2019. Drinking Peet's since As lo.

Best coffee, ever

from Bend, OR on 6/12/2019. Drinking Peet's since Drink.

I have had a subscription since about 2000. It was mainly for the non-organic French Roast. Last month I decided to switch to Peet's new Organic French Roast and boy that was a mistake. As soon as I opened the green bag and poured some of the whole bean into my grinder I noticed that it was not dark and the bean were dry, not the oil covered regular French Roast that I've been drinking since about 2000. Once I brewed the coffee and took my first sips I knew it was not French Roast. It was bitter, didn't taste like French Roasted Coffee, and was depressed the I had three bags to finish up. If Peets continues to sell this as "Dark French Roast" they need to be sued or at least change it to a new name. I can't believe that the Peet's taste tester think this is the same as the tried and true Dark French Roast. Maybe you will like it but I would recommend you not buy it!

from Walnut Creek, CA on 8/9/2018. Drinking Peet's since Forev.

The best organic coffee I’ve tasted - never mind Peet’s best coffee.

Sharon Terhune
from Lander, WY on 7/17/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1983.

Delicious. Has been since my first cup back in 1983 in Palo Alto? Menlo Park? Anyway, what is "coffee-forward"?

from Odessa, TX on 4/2/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2005.

I received this as a gift and now that is all I want to drink! The best coffee I've ever tasted! I just ordered two pounds!