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Lighthouse Roasters - French Sumatra

French Sumatra

Lighthouse Roasters

$15.50

Roast: Dark, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Single Origin

Delivery: Ships freshly roasted on March 01



Bean Box Breakdown

A single-origin french roast is a rare, mysterious creature. It takes a brave bean to stand up to a dark profile, but this Sumatran wins the day with deep and romantic notes of smoke, spice, and secrets...

Lighthouse Roasters Story

The dark caramelized flavor of a French Roast combined with the deep complexity of Indonesian beans. Indulge yourself.

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3 stars, based on 17 ratings
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"This was my husband's favorite. Nice bold, strong flavors." (5 out of 5)

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"It has hard to do an espresso. It is very dark and not too acid" (3 out of 5)

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"Other reviewers say this is too dark, but I really don't think so. If you like french roasts or want to take a classic sumatra to the next level, this is the bean for you. I didn't think it could get darker or smokier than Starbucks' french roast but Lighthouse Roasters did it and have won my heart." (5 out of 5)

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"I gave this three stars simply because I am not a huge fan of French roasts. The beans are black, the coffee is dark and strong. No amount of added sweeteners or a cream will detract from this. If you like a French roast with a bite - this is for you." (3 out of 5)

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"I usually enjoy dark roasts, but this was particularly smoky. I wish it was a bit milder." (2 out of 5)

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"The least favorite of all the coffee I've received from Bean Box. It definitely isn't terrible, but way too dark for me. For the people that like dark coffee, this one's for you!" (2 out of 5)

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"I like dark roasts, but this one was not for me. One of my least favorites." (2 out of 5)

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"This was an alright coffee. A dark roast that was not too bitter but a bit smokey for my tastes. " (2 out of 5)

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"I liked this one quite a bit it was smooth, not bitter, dark roast." (4 out of 5)

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"This coffee was good but not my favorite. The smokey flavor was a different choice for me and I'm not sure this is one I would reach for typically. It felt like the oddball in my bean box where the other coffees had sweeter flavors. Pour over brew. " (4 out of 5)

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"This French roast was all right. It is much better than a chain french roast, not to acidic or punchy but I wouldn't buy a pound of it. It has a deep dark flavor but the aroma is VERY pungent." (2 out of 5)

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"Upon opening, I was immediately intrigued by the stark blackness of the beans. As others have said, if you're already a fan of Sumatran beans and French roasts, you'll find plenty to love here. " (5 out of 5)

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"I love French roast coffees and I love Sumatra beans, so naturally I gravitated to this roast. My wife and I both could smell and taste a hint of tobacco, something I was not expecting. It is quite bitter, however I found that very enjoyable. Brewed using a french press. " (4 out of 5)

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"I am not a fan of French roasts, and this tastes like a true French roast. That being said, for a French roast it was one of the better and most smooth I've had. If you like French roast, you should certainly like this one." (2 out of 5)

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"One of the darkest dark roasts I've had with some ash but also lighter and brighter than I was expecting. No smoke, which I wasn't expecting. Smooth, a bit of depth, low acidity. My wife, who normally doesn't enjoy dark roasts, liked this one quite a bit." (4 out of 5)

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"You can definitely taste the smokiness and spice, not bad a little too much on the spice." (3 out of 5)

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"We got this in the subscription box, the smell was good but a bit harsh. A little too dark for our taste. " (3 out of 5)


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