Trader Joe’s Ultra Dark Roast Blends: Dark French Roast. For a coffee it’s not bad. For a french roast, it’s not great. I have had better French Roasts and didn’t think this was smoky enough. This Central American blend had a good flavor but the roast was not oily enough. I like dark roasts and think this kind of roast works particular well with Indonesian beans. Flavor is the most important aspect of a “ultra” dark roast. Without flavor it’s just burnt. Flavor comes from the soil, yes, but it also comes from the oils that coat the bean during the roasting process. Just compare a light roast to a dark roast. You can see the difference.
It’s a good bean but it’s not my favorite French Roast. Hopefully I can get a blog up to prove this but until then, stay tired my friends.
Trader Joe’s Ultra Dark French Roast Coffee is a phenomenal blend of coffees selected from the rich, high mountain soils of Central America’s fertile rain forests. Like a fine wine, this exceptional dark roast coffee reflects the care of its cultivation – in both body and flavor this is a coffee unmatched by the masses. Bold, highly acidic and full-bodied with a smooth finish, Trader Joe’s Ultra Dark French Roast Coffee is an unbeatable way to start your day.