Organic Coffee Company - French Roast Whole Bean Coffee - 12 oz (340g) Organic Coffee Company French Roast Whole Bean Coffee has the distinct, smoky, bold taste French Roast fanatics love. Organic Coffee Company French Roast Whole Bean Coffee isroasted longer, turning the beans almost black, and bringing the natural oils out, for an intense, caramelized taste. Responsibly Grown Fairly Traded USDA Organic Grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers Kosher Shade Grown Coffee "Shade Grown Coffee" is a way of growing coffee in concert with nature. Organic Coffee Company plants their coffee trees in and among a forest canopy of native trees rather than on clear-cut land in full sun. Quality instead of quantity On a shade grown coffee farm, the yield on each tree is lower since there is not as much sun. However, the quality of the coffee is much better and to Organic Coffee Company that is what really matters. Healthy for the Environment Shade coffee farming (as opposed to clear cutting for full sun) creates healthy soil content, protects the environment for a myriad of animals and birds, fights global warming, and truly creates a better coffee bean. Taste the Difference At the Organic Coffee Company they actually own their own coffee farms in Central America and have direct relationships with many other organic farms. They believe an intimate knowledge of coffee farming as well as healthy, direct relationships with coffee communities make the highest quality beans. Make a Difference In 1996, Organic Coffee Company started the Source Aid Development program that has built schools, meal programs, improved housing, and established medical clinics in struggling coffee communities around the world. You can feel good knowing your purchase will truly make a difference.