MAXWELL HOUSE CAFÉ COLLECTION French Roast Coffee
I have to admit, this coffee was surprisingly good. Better than other "bold" coffees, although not as good as the extra bold Italian Roast if you are a fan of the bold coffee. I'm happy to drink this in a pinch.
April 10, 2013
One of the best!
It surprises me that I would choose a Maxwell house as my favorite but so far it is just one of the best regular coffee's available. Add to that, it is available in most retailers. I use my tassimo about three times a day and 2/3 of all the coffees put through will be this one!
December 5, 2012
Best French Roast offered
I love this French Roast. It's always on back order for a reason. It's great coffee for those of us who love dark roast coffees.
November 7, 2012
The French Roast coffee is weak, does not have the pungent French Roast flavor
I have purchased this product twice in the 29.3 oz size. Both times, I have been disappointed. As a French Roast aficionado, I know what French Roast coffee should look and smell like. True French Roast coffee bean and grounds should be almost black in color with a pungent, almost burnt, aroma. These characteristics are imparted from the "over roasting" process which brings out the unique flavor and aroma of the French Roast coffee beans. Furthermore, during the roasting process, the French Roast beans lose more moisture than normally roasted coffee beans. Therefore, the French Roast grounds have lower density and weighs less than normally roasted beans for an equivalent volume. The Maxwell House French roast has none of the traditional French Roast characteristics. The grounds color is much lighter than that of true French Roast, the aroma is not like true French Roast grounds, and the flavor is just like regular roast coffee. In addition, the grounds have the same density as regular Roast Coffee grounds. I am very disappointed with Maxwell House brand French Roast. Someone in the Coffee Division should learn how to properly roast the French Roast coffee.
September 25, 2012