French Roast


(30 customer reviews)



Black as we can get it! Slow roasting for 17 mins at up to 467 degrees produces a strong, distinctive taste, much favored by the coffee die-hards. Not for the squeamish!


The beans are a blend of high altitude, hard bean coffees from South America that can withstand such harsh treatment and don’t fall apart under pressure! You’ll notice very few broken beans in our French Roast – a good sign that we’ve used quality beans and treated them with care.

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30 reviews for French Roast

  1. kerri.scharlin (verified owner)

    The best. Delicious.

  2. merrileebliss (verified owner)

    I can’t start my day without my Steaming Bean French Roast. Even when traveling, it’s the first thing I pack. Love it!

  3. Deb

    Steaming Bean’s French Roast has been a staple for several years. All other coffee seems anemic by comparison.

  4. John Pickens (verified owner)

    These beans are outstanding! Some of the most glossy I’ve ever seen. My wife and I are not fans of the “acidic” tasting coffees and this is about as far from it as you can get. Coats your mouth with rich flavor without any kind of “burnt” taste. Makes me excited to wake up.

  5. Greg Pilgrim

    This is the best roast Ive had by Steaming Bean. Very dark, bold and delicious. If you like Arbuckles Ambrosia, youll love this one! Also better priced!

  6. Kristie Hendricks (verified owner)

    I love the rich French Roast. It is so wonderfully roasted and flavorful that is has converted my husband to a dark roast drinker. I highly recommend it!

  7. douglas (verified owner)

    I’ve changed a lot of things in my life over the last 20 years, lived on both US coasts. Sure, I’ve settled into some local roasters that were delicious and BY FAR, this french roast is the ultimate. My wife, who’s a chai drinker and adds a shot of espresso each day, swears by the unparralleled excellence of “the bean.” There’s no substitute.

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks so much Douglas! Glad you like the coffee…could I post that on our website? (without mentioning your name of course 🙂 )

  8. Kerri Scharlin (verified owner)

    My favorite coffee hands down!

  9. John Skinner (verified owner)

    A great french roast! Bold and roasted to the absolute limit, I brew this with a gentle hand as it’s super fresh and delightfully strong.

  10. David King (verified owner)

    I used to frequent a popular chain coffee house. These days I stay at home and make cups of TCR French Roast. Now I find the coffee from the chain store is insipid by comparison. My “dark as they can get it” French roast is my morning treat! It is bold, smooth and Smokey without any acidic aftertaste. Last summer I visited TCR in Telluride and spent a pleasant hour learning how they produce such great coffee. Thanks Mick and the Team!

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks for the compliments David – much appreciated!

  11. Marcy (verified owner)

    We started buying from Telluride over a year ago and haven’t bought anything different since! The French Roast is my favorite but we love ALL the dark roasts! And the speed of order fulfillment and delivery, matched with outstanding customer service has made me a lifetime customer!!

  12. Jeff (verified owner)

    If there was ever a reason to get up early in the morning it would be for TCR French roast.

  13. Christopher Koprowski (verified owner)

    The fact that I have it sent to my home in Delaware on a regular basis should say it all.

  14. George McNeill

    Simply the best. The best coffee, the best customer service, and the best folks. Highly Recommended.

    • Mick Hill

      Thank you George. We appreciate that – without you, our customers, we are done!!

  15. Nazz De Nazario (verified owner)

    I started buying this coffee up in Steamboat Springs. When I had to move back to Denver, I started ordering it online and having it sent to me 5 pounds at a time. It’s strong and bold without being bitter.

    • Mick Hill

      Thank you Nazz! Appreciate the business and the kind words

  16. Janelle Blessing (verified owner)

    This is a tried and true classic French Roast that’s reliably well balanced and strong flavored.

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks for the comments Janelle. The Black Magic is a Sumatra/Brazil blend just so you know..both low grown coffees and hence low ACID coffees…they work really well for the Black Magic
      Cheers1 Mick

  17. Debbie Allen (verified owner)

    My only wish is it would come quicker! Ordering 2lbs a month it’s usually gone before the next order arrives. It usually takes a week to arrive and I live in Washington State!
    So I buy an emergency cache to hold me over until it arrives.

    • Mick Hill

      Hi Debbie..we’re at the mercy of UPS/FEDEX but…maybe up the order to 2 x 24oz bags at a time??

      Thanks for the biz
      Happy Holidays

  18. Bob D

    Stopped buying Starbucks after tasting this—wonderful, deep rich flavor. If you live in Telluride, you should be buying here, and if you are from out of town, stop by nd try the coffee—you’ll be hooked!! Great team—very friendly and helpful in deciding which coffee to buy.

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks Bob! We appreciate the kind words..cheers

  19. David Henderson (verified owner)

    When we open the shipment from TCR, the aroma fills the kitchen….so exciting to see the glossy beans and know that it’s going to be the BEST dark roast we’ve ever found. Thanks for the great coffee!

  20. Lisa Jones (verified owner)

    Best coffee ever! I have it on auto ship every two months to Texas! I give it as gifts and everyone loves it! Thank you Telluride coffee roasters!

  21. Tom S (verified owner)

    We love the French Roast! It is so nice to have a strong bold coffee that is not bitter and has been ‘recently’ roasted within the last few days.

  22. Marshall (verified owner)

    Best French Roast we have found. Their new bags seal up to keep the beans fresh. Nice folks too.

    • Mick Hill

      Thank you Marshall! We try 🙂
      Best regards

  23. Priscilla Schultz (verified owner)

    100% the best coffee I have had across the globe. I agree with above comments, the French Roast is non-bitter, non-acidic and worth every penny.

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks Preiscilla! Great to know you are enjoying it…tell all your friends please 🙂

  24. traci.g.walker (verified owner)

    We discovered Telluride French roast during a ski trip to Colorado earlier this year and loved every cup. It rivals coffee we’ve drunk in classy places in France & Switzerland and despaired of ever finding here. Then we went home to Rochester, NY, and tried to get on with our lives and our usual coffee. Could not stop thinking about that French roast. We were delighted to find that we could have it shipped! When it arrived, the contrast to our “usual” morning coffee nearly brought tears to my eyes. The superiority of the aroma, the deep color, and above all the bold flavor without bitterness have won us over for good. The only coffee I will drink black!

    • Mick Hill

      Thank you Traci! So happy you like it…Cheers..Mick

  25. andreas.wion (verified owner)

    Recent side by side comparison between this and a starbucks French Roast was enlightening. I don’t love French Roasts (this is my wife’s coffee) but the depth of the flavor and smoothness is remarkable.

  26. Megan (verified owner)

    I have been a customer for 6 years now and my French roast every morning is my simple treat to myself. I love it!

  27. Carl Filoreto (verified owner)

    Telluride Coffee Roasters’ organic French roast is my go to coffee in the morning. I’ve been enjoying the deep but smooth tones of this roast for several years. If you’re a fan of dark roasts, it will not disappoint.

  28. Carl Filoreto (verified owner)

    I just entered a review and misspelled you’re with a your instead. Please correct it before publishing. Thanks.

    • Mick Hill

      Fixed it! Thanks Carl

  29. Allison (verified owner)

    Found this coffee while visiting Steamboat Springs several years ago. Just could not go back to the coffee we bought in our local grocery. Have been having it shipped ever since. So easy to do. Comes in just a few days. Always fresh. Love it!!

  30. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Love this coffee. Our Daughter lives in Telluride and said it was the best coffee and she is right! The French Roast beans are dark and glistening super fresh. We use to buy Starbucks beans but no more. This French Roast it far superior. Big bonus is supporting a local small business.

    • Mick Hill

      Thanks Elizabeth! Much appreciated 🙂
      Please tell all your friends!!!!

      Best regards

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