French roast

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
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Lauren
Good french roast

I like to try out different coffees, and I really like French roast. This is the first time I tried any from Woken. The bag was stamped on the bottom with a use by date which is always appreciated. When I opened the bag, I found a nice, dark, ground coffee with a great aroma. I brewed up a cup with 180F water in my Aeropress. Yum. This is a full bodied French roast with just a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Not bitter in a bad way, just a hint of bitter that I often get with French roasts that I like. Coffee is good and fresh, and exactly as expected. No surprises here. Very good but not exceptional.

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Lauren
Good french roast

I like to try out different coffees, and I really like French roast. This is the first time I tried any from Woken. The bag was stamped on the bottom with a use by date which is always appreciated. When I opened the bag, I found a nice, dark, ground coffee with a great aroma. I brewed up a cup with 180F water in my Aeropress. Yum. This is a full bodied French roast with just a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Not bitter in a bad way, just a hint of bitter that I often get with French roasts that I like. Coffee is good and fresh, and exactly as expected. No surprises here. Very good but not exceptional.

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David S.
Not the big, bold, deep and complex brew I seek

I used the same amount of coffee I typically use to brew a carafe. The result was a brew that wasn't nearly as strong as I typically get using the pour over method - in fact, it seemed "weak." I thought the flavor wasn't deep or complex, and didn't have any distinctly identifiable flavor notes.
For my second carafe of coffee, I used twice as much coffee as I typically use. This resulted in a brew that was fairly close to what I like. There was some depth of flavor, with maybe just an almost detectable note of chocolate. This cup was drinkable, but still lacked the depth and complexity I was hoping for. On the positive side, there was no bitterness or excess acidity.
Using compostable packaging is nice, though I found it challenging to open as I like to pull the bag apart at the top seam so I can use the included wire to reclose the bag. Of course, I could have just cut it open. Since every little bit helps in terms of sustainability, the packaging for the ground coffee is a small plus; for their Nespresso Compatible Pods, this would be a big plus.
Given that this sells for $1.25 / ounce and the coffee I usually buy is available on Amazon for less than that, requires half as much coffee per cup, and has a better, deeper, more complex character, I'll switch back after this bag is done.

Review of WOKEN French Roast Ground Coffee, Dark Roast Coffee Ground, Made of 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, Roasted in Seattle, Stored in Compostable Packaging, 12oz

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David S.
Not the big, bold, deep and complex brew I seek

I used the same amount of coffee I typically use to brew a carafe. The result was a brew that wasn't nearly as strong as I typically get using the pour over method - in fact, it seemed "weak." I thought the flavor wasn't deep or complex, and didn't have any distinctly identifiable flavor notes.
For my second carafe of coffee, I used twice as much coffee as I typically use. This resulted in a brew that was fairly close to what I like. There was some depth of flavor, with maybe just an almost detectable note of chocolate. This cup was drinkable, but still lacked the depth and complexity I was hoping for. On the positive side, there was no bitterness or excess acidity.
Using compostable packaging is nice, though I found it challenging to open as I like to pull the bag apart at the top seam so I can use the included wire to reclose the bag. Of course, I could have just cut it open. Since every little bit helps in terms of sustainability, the packaging for the ground coffee is a small plus; for their Nespresso Compatible Pods, this would be a big plus.
Given that this sells for $1.25 / ounce and the coffee I usually buy is available on Amazon for less than that, requires half as much coffee per cup, and has a better, deeper, more complex character, I'll switch back after this bag is done.

Review of WOKEN French Roast Ground Coffee, Dark Roast Coffee Ground, Made of 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, Roasted in Seattle, Stored in Compostable Packaging, 12oz

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LESLIE OBRIEN
Very tasty

I do love the roastiness of French roast coffee. It has a bit of a burnt flavor mixed with that smokiness. Woken coffee also has added notes of caramel and chocolate. And even better that while rich, it’s also has a low acidity, making it easier to digest. So what did I think?
Smell: It has a roasty, slightly burnt smell to it that I love.
Taste: Oh. It IS tasty.
How prepared: So, while the description says it’s good for stove-top prep or filter coffee, I made it in my French press and it was quite good. I also used it in my pourover and enjoyed that as well. But…I made cold brew and well…delicious.
Overall: This is a tasty coffee. Bonus that it’s certified organic

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews
74%
(34)
26%
(12)
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(0)
0%
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Lauren
Good french roast

I like to try out different coffees, and I really like French roast. This is the first time I tried any from Woken. The bag was stamped on the bottom with a use by date which is always appreciated. When I opened the bag, I found a nice, dark, ground coffee with a great aroma. I brewed up a cup with 180F water in my Aeropress. Yum. This is a full bodied French roast with just a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Not bitter in a bad way, just a hint of bitter that I often get with French roasts that I like. Coffee is good and fresh, and exactly as expected. No surprises here. Very good but not exceptional.

L
Lauren
Good french roast

I like to try out different coffees, and I really like French roast. This is the first time I tried any from Woken. The bag was stamped on the bottom with a use by date which is always appreciated. When I opened the bag, I found a nice, dark, ground coffee with a great aroma. I brewed up a cup with 180F water in my Aeropress. Yum. This is a full bodied French roast with just a touch of bitterness at the end of the sip. Not bitter in a bad way, just a hint of bitter that I often get with French roasts that I like. Coffee is good and fresh, and exactly as expected. No surprises here. Very good but not exceptional.

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David S.
Not the big, bold, deep and complex brew I seek

I used the same amount of coffee I typically use to brew a carafe. The result was a brew that wasn't nearly as strong as I typically get using the pour over method - in fact, it seemed "weak." I thought the flavor wasn't deep or complex, and didn't have any distinctly identifiable flavor notes.
For my second carafe of coffee, I used twice as much coffee as I typically use. This resulted in a brew that was fairly close to what I like. There was some depth of flavor, with maybe just an almost detectable note of chocolate. This cup was drinkable, but still lacked the depth and complexity I was hoping for. On the positive side, there was no bitterness or excess acidity.
Using compostable packaging is nice, though I found it challenging to open as I like to pull the bag apart at the top seam so I can use the included wire to reclose the bag. Of course, I could have just cut it open. Since every little bit helps in terms of sustainability, the packaging for the ground coffee is a small plus; for their Nespresso Compatible Pods, this would be a big plus.
Given that this sells for $1.25 / ounce and the coffee I usually buy is available on Amazon for less than that, requires half as much coffee per cup, and has a better, deeper, more complex character, I'll switch back after this bag is done.

Review of WOKEN French Roast Ground Coffee, Dark Roast Coffee Ground, Made of 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, Roasted in Seattle, Stored in Compostable Packaging, 12oz

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David S.
Not the big, bold, deep and complex brew I seek

I used the same amount of coffee I typically use to brew a carafe. The result was a brew that wasn't nearly as strong as I typically get using the pour over method - in fact, it seemed "weak." I thought the flavor wasn't deep or complex, and didn't have any distinctly identifiable flavor notes.
For my second carafe of coffee, I used twice as much coffee as I typically use. This resulted in a brew that was fairly close to what I like. There was some depth of flavor, with maybe just an almost detectable note of chocolate. This cup was drinkable, but still lacked the depth and complexity I was hoping for. On the positive side, there was no bitterness or excess acidity.
Using compostable packaging is nice, though I found it challenging to open as I like to pull the bag apart at the top seam so I can use the included wire to reclose the bag. Of course, I could have just cut it open. Since every little bit helps in terms of sustainability, the packaging for the ground coffee is a small plus; for their Nespresso Compatible Pods, this would be a big plus.
Given that this sells for $1.25 / ounce and the coffee I usually buy is available on Amazon for less than that, requires half as much coffee per cup, and has a better, deeper, more complex character, I'll switch back after this bag is done.

Review of WOKEN French Roast Ground Coffee, Dark Roast Coffee Ground, Made of 100% Arabica Coffee Beans, Roasted in Seattle, Stored in Compostable Packaging, 12oz

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LESLIE OBRIEN
Very tasty

I do love the roastiness of French roast coffee. It has a bit of a burnt flavor mixed with that smokiness. Woken coffee also has added notes of caramel and chocolate. And even better that while rich, it’s also has a low acidity, making it easier to digest. So what did I think?
Smell: It has a roasty, slightly burnt smell to it that I love.
Taste: Oh. It IS tasty.
How prepared: So, while the description says it’s good for stove-top prep or filter coffee, I made it in my French press and it was quite good. I also used it in my pourover and enjoyed that as well. But…I made cold brew and well…delicious.
Overall: This is a tasty coffee. Bonus that it’s certified organic