Back by popular demand- Friday Kcup reviews! Every Friday at Cross Country Cafe we host a flavor review. Let's face it the selection of K-cups we have to choose from is huge, how do you pick the right one? Who wants to buy an entire box and not like it?! Our goal is to describe how the coffee or tea tastes in simple layman's terms so that you can determine if it suits your preferences. Let's get to the review, up this week...Barista Prima Coffeehouse French Roast.
French Roast is a dark roast Kcup coffee brought to us by the experts at Barista Prima. Barista Prima is famous for their unique roasts with a European flair.
French Roast coffee is typically considered one of the darkest available. In all actuality Italian and Spanish roast are darker but, French Roast tends to be a bit more popular because it still manages to maintain a rich coffee flavor.
The process of French roasting coffee beans is also known as double roasting. Most medium roast coffees beans are heated until they crack or pop. French or double roasting continues the heating process until there is a second pop and the beans begin to smoke. At this point the bean sugars begin to carbonize. Giving the resulting coffee a very dark color and a smoky, caramel flavor.
I brewed my Barista Prima French Roast Keurig Kcup coffee on the middle water setting of my
Keurig. The result was a VERY dark cup of coffee with no translucency.
The first sip was intense to say the least. French Roast has an incredible depth and unexpected twists. The taste is burnt and smoky yet sweet at the same time. This coffee couldnt be any darker but has a light body.
French Roast is an excellent coffee for those that love the Starbucks, dark burnt sort of taste but are looking for a lighter feeling coffee. This roast would be great to use in coffee recipes including latte's and cappuccinos. There is a strong enough flavor to stand up to quite a bit of milk or ice.
I am intrigued by this roast as well as this line of Kcups. The qualty is high and the chosen roasts are fun and sophisticated. I think Barista Prima has added another sector to the vast variety of Keurig Kcup coffees while taking the quality up a level at the same time.
I would recommend this coffee to dark and medium roast drinkers. Light roast and flavored lovers, this is not the Kcup for you.
P.S. interesting fact- did you know that dark roast coffee actually has less caffeine than light roasts?!