As a student, wife, mother, and part-time bookseller/substitute teacher, I have to be awake and alert most of the day and often into the evening. So, it is safe to assume that I am very fond of coffee and need it on a constant basis throughout the day (yay for those recent studies that say coffee is good for you).
I want a strong, dark, and flavorful brew that is also product conscious. A coffee that is both organic and fair trade makes me feel better about where my money goes.
Today I am looking at Coffee Crazy's Fair Trade Organic French Roast whole bean coffee.
Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee by Coffee Crazy
USDA Organic and Fair Trade certified
12 oz bag
Price: $13.95 with free two-day shipping for Prime Members at amazon.com
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The first thing I noticed about this coffee when opening the sealed package was the burst of nutty aroma that came from the package. The fragrance was strong and pleasing, illustrating a good and deep roast of the beans. The beans were also dark, evenly sized and colored and had a shining appearance, releasing those fragrant oils. I used a coarse grind for my regular drip coffee maker and the grind produced amazing results.
|Dark, fragrant, and perfect grind for my regular drip coffee maker|
Overall, This French Roast is sufficiently dark, very fresh, roasted perfectly and a wonderful addition to your morning coffee routine. I think the high quality of beans and a careful preparation results in a great cup of coffee that is socially conscious and does not carry the weight of unknown pesticides.
If you are looking for a new, dark and safe whole bean coffee, I suggest you try Coffee Crazy
This was a product test, the folks at Coffee Crazy provided their French Roast beans at no cost in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I was not paid for this test.
I have since also sampled this line's Colombian and Espresso varieties and also want to give you my thoughts on the texture, flavor, aroma, and performance of these brews.
Coffee Crazy Organic Espresso Blend
Price: $14.95 for a 12 oz whole bean bag with free two-day shipping for Prime members at amazon.com
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Here are my thoughts:
1. like the other coffee, these beans are high quality and produce a lovely and deep aroma. The espresso blend is a little lighter and less oily than the French roast, but produces a wonderfully pleasing fine grind when you need espresso for lattes, mochas, or just plain shots. I would also recommend this if you were looking for a dark daily coffee, you can easily grind it to fit your paper coffee filters and it produces a strong, but smooth cup. Again I love the fair trade and organic aspect of this coffee and for the price, you are getting an amazing deal.
Now it is time to talk about my favorite of this whole experiment.... Colombian Coffee
This brew wins for the most fragrant and best aroma while producing a wonderfully amazing and complex cup. I used this in a French Press and a regular Coffee Maker to amazing results. The dark coffee is not as dark as the French Roast, but still has a strong and pleasing taste. I could smell this blend all day. It produced an amazingly strong, but smooth cup that resulted in the drinking of an entire 4 Cup French Press batch last time I had it. The beans grind well and just make the entire kitchen smell amazing while in the process. Just an amazing product.
Again... Fair Trade AND organic!!!
Price: $14.95 with Free Two-Day Shipping for Amazon Prime Members
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