French Roast

Price: $14.95  per lb.

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Our darkest roast is not for the cautious. But these rich, glistening beans are a favorite of Peet’s roasters.
Flavor Notes:
Intensely bold and flavorful. Pronounced smoky overtones with a pleasant bite.
About this coffee

Coffee story

The signature taste and rich coffee character of French Roast comes from a longer, hotter roast, which not all beans can handle. For our darkest roast, we select only top-quality Arabica coffee from the highest altitudes of prime Latin American growing regions. Beans mature slowly at these altitudes, becoming denser, harder and packed with flavor — perfect for retaining boldness and complexity under the intense heat of a deep roast.

Peet's French Roast is not a coffee for the cautious, but for those who embrace the powerful taste, pronounced smoky overtones, and pleasant bite. This dark, deeply flavorful blend pairs well with cream and sugar, and inspires reactions like this one from John "Nic" Nicolini, a Peet's roaster for over 20 years: “On a normal day, I cup 50 coffees before 7 a.m. But I always come back to French. You inhale that smoky aroma, and then a subtle sweetness pops out that awakens your taste buds. It’s visceral."

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  • 1/7/18
  • Michael Price
  • drinking Peet's since 2012
  • Ann Arbor, MI

is the French Roast "Intensley Bold and Smokey" still avaialble? Seems like it has been discontinued for an Italian Roast "Smokey Sweet Intensley Perfecto"

  • 12/23/17
  • Judy
  • drinking Peet's since 2000
  • Redding, CA

Did Pete’s change their formula on the French roast? Now my package describes the flavor as coffee forward, Wood smoke and burnt caramel which doesn’t match the description on website.

  • 11/5/17
  • Eleanor
  • drinking Peet's since about
  • San Mateo, CA

My husband and I are currently having a coffee "crisis" in our home. Long time fans of Peet's dark roast coffees, in the last few months we find ourselves disliking them and especially disliking the French roast. The coffee tastes burnt and stale. These are the best words I can come up with. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing a similar decline in this French roast.

  • 9/29/17
  • Frances
  • drinking Peet's since 2000
  • Sauquoit, NY

Our daughter and son in law had their own coffe shop and roasted their own beans.......that was great...fresh , different, and always exciting. Then came the day that they told us saleing business and starting a family....On one hand very happy but.....what about our coffee fix now that we were totally spoiled......Pete's is the only coffee that even came a little bit close to what we were use to...THANK GOD FOR PETE,S

  • 3/28/17
  • Eugene Rall
  • drinking Peet's since 2000
  • Ambler, PA

I visited the Peet's coffee shop in Santa Cruz, Ca for a latte. Bought a bag of organic french roast to bring home to Philly. It blows all other brands away! Ordering more...

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