July 26, 2009

French Roast?? What's that?

It's funny how I ALWAYS thought that French Roast, was a real coffee from France! Hehe... Like French Vanilla... yeh, right!  

 Well, since it's SOOO French, I thought I'd give you a peek at how it's marketed over here for Americans (like me) who don't know any better!

6 comments:

David said...

Yeah, all the "French" things always perplexed me when I first arrived in the US, and while some were more or less obvious, I could never figure out why certain things were called French, especially French roast coffee and French cut green beans...
Because we all know that France is one of the biggest producer of coffee in the world, and that the French have a very distinctive way (a world famous way) of cutting their green beans...

Leesa said...

I honestly think it's just a marketing ploy... Hey, David... you and I know better than anyone about the
Love/Hate relationship between the Americans and French...
I think from this side here... with the Americans that are truly enamored and taken in by French culture...
anything marketed as "French" is going to sell more than if it's not....
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.. Hope you are having a nice summer so far...
Alex spend a few days in Toulouse with our friends there... and brought back a ton of great wine!
Also, let me know if you are interested in a box of Petridge Farm cookies and if so, which variety...
Cheers, Leesa

David said...

Thanks for the cookies offer, but you know that they're everywhere in Paris now...

How did Alex like Toulouse?

Ron said...

Hi Leesa!

Funny you should be posting this.

Last week I bought a dark french roast at Trader Joes and it amazes me that after only one cup...

...I can speak fluent FRENCH!

oui, oui!

HA!

X

dom said...

Being a French living in the US (SF Bay area), after two years there are still a very few things I "import"

- Mustard - The mustard labelled as french in the us is not exactly the same and you can spot it in any vinaigrette.

- Coffee - L'Or or Carte Noire.

There are other things I would love to import as cheese or andouillettes but they don't travel that well.

Best

Leesa said...

Hi Dom,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment... It was nice to read it. I can understand the "few" things you import... Wish that I could narrow it down to just a "few" myself...
Take care,
Leesa