The Vanguard is an answer to a problem. The problem? A poor quality cup of joe that is appealing to all. Coffee so often polarizes groups: Those who love a dark roast, and those who don't. This blend was created to bring both together! Enjoy Vanguard black, with cream, with sugar, however. It's a well-balanced cup with a smooth finish and none of the bitter astringent after taste of a true French roast.
I was impressed by the quality of this coffee! I've never had specialty coffee before. My daughter bought me a bag for Christmas. It was easy and enjoyable to drink. I've since signed up for a subscription and enjoy this coffee every morning.