French Roast Recipe

French roast is a style of deep roasting coffee beans. A French roast is close to the darkest roast available, and has a smokey flavor and hints of sweetness. It is characterized by a heavy body, very low acidity, and dark brown color. French roasted beans have a very strong flavor, and should be used sparingly as it can easily overwhelm other flavors. It is a popular method of roasting coffee, espcially with dark roast lovers.


– 8-10 ounces of medium-dark roast coffee beans

– Cast iron skillet

– Butter or oil

– Oven mitts


1. Preheat your cast iron skillet on medium heat.

2. When hot, add the coffee beans, stirring them around for 3-4 minutes using a wooden spoon or a heat-resistant spatula.

3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter or oil to the pan, and continue to stir for another 1-2 minutes.

4. When the beans look slightly darker and their aroma is quite strong, remove the skillet from the heat and place it on a safe surface.

5. Preheat your oven to 450°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

6. As soon as the oven is preheated, carefully pour the beans onto the parchment paper and spread them out.

7. Roast the beans in the oven for 10-12 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes.

8. Remove the beans from the oven and allow them to cool completely before using.

Enjoy your French roast coffee!