Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 80
Rated 1 out of 5 by weareguns 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrpooky Full of flavor
Delicious dark roast coffee without the bitter after taste! I love this with a packet of sweet-n-low and I am good to go!
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Donna The best for the money, my everyday cup...or two!
The best for the money, my everyday cup...or two!
Been buying this for 3 years, hope they do not discontinue.
June 14, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tarzan007 Nasty boring coffee
This is the 2nd Maxwell House flavor I've tried and it too taste like cigarettes. Even after adding about a third cup of flavored creamers, that bitter acidic taste was still there. It doesn't motivate me to drink coffee. Jacobs & Kenco are terrible too, but at least I end up with a good taste after adding flavored creamers.
February 17, 2012