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Lighthouse Roasters - French Roast

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French Roast (#316)

Lighthouse Roasters

Roast: Dark roast coffee, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Tastes: Caramel

Bean Box Breakdown

The backbone of Pacific Northwest roasting for over 20 years, Lighthouse brings us another dark roast winner. One part lumberjack, one part sea captain, this roast is 100% old-school Seattle.

Lighthouse Roasters Story

Deep, dark and smoky, Lighthouse French Roast has a full-bodied carmelized flavor, but with very little acidity. Darkly roasted from rugged Latin blends.

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Customer Reviews

17 customer reviews

"smoky, smoky, smoky. I found it tasted much better and more smoothed out using a chemex. As a drip coffee it was a little bit "ashey". "

"Really perfect French roast. Smells exactly like it should. Tastes dark with no bitterness, no acidity, and no burnt aftertaste."

"Milk & cream a necessity. Nothing to jump out of bed about, but a solid caramel brew."

"This was my first bag and it was absolutely delightful! I have a hand grinder / french press and it came out smooth, served black was perfect. "

"As others have stated, this one needs milk or cream. Loved the caramel-ness and that it was low on acid. A treat in the morning."

"This was a bit strong and bitter, but still good. The beans are very greasy before you grind them. "

"Great smooth yet bold coffee. Full of deep flavors that left you looking forward to the next sip. "

"I used the pour over brewing method. Despite the beans burnt smell, this brewing method yielded a cup of very smooth and rich coffee. A splash of sweetened of condensed milk accentuated the caramel tones."

"My husband and I typically like dark, smoky roasts, and we enjoyed this one. With our Bean Box subscription we've expanded our horizons a bit and this one doesn't seem as unique as some of the others. But, if you're looking for a solid, dark roast, this will definitely do."

"It's definitely smokey. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this one. It has a great after taste and the smokeyness is not off putting. I drink it black, and it is very low acid and smooth."

"I've tasted a lot of coffee and this has to be my least favorite coffee I've ever tasted in my life. I didn't even finish the sample. Apparently it tastes better with milk, but I can't have dairy so I used almond milk and I couldn't even finish the cup. It's very unpleasant to drink."

"The super oily and dark beans were the first indication that this was a different blend than I'm used to. Definitely needs cream and sugar. If you need a 2x4 to the head to get going in the morning, then this is perfect for you! I will pass, in favor of something with a softer, smoother touch. "

"In a single word, it was underwhelming. The roast tasted burnt, I didn't personally get any caramel notes. It has a good body, and will go well with your milk and sweetener, but that's not how I like my coffee. I want it to taste good black, and it didn't deliver. Brewed on v60 and chemex"

"Beans were very very oily--could've moistened my hands/arms. Smelled burnt and not very appealing. Would be ultra-dark roast in my book. Brewed the day received ~12hrs in toddy, first sips not bad, but could not finish growler, tasted expired, like bad free hospital coffee. Not meant for cold brew?"

"Brewed with chemex, v60 hot and iced, cold brewed as well. None of these methods yielded a cup that I enjoyed. I do enjoy dark roasts but this had a burnt taste that I couldn't even drink cold brewed. "

"This was an excellent smooth cup to me. Used my french press and per the other reviewer, tried with my favorite creamer. Delicious! "

"The beans are roasted dark, as expected. I must say, the flavor was a lot smoother than I thought (definitely not burnt tasting). I made it with a chemex and drank it black, but I think it will go well with your favorite creamer."

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