French Roast is not for the timid. The hardiest of Latin American coffees withstand Starbuck's darkest roast - an intensity which would burn less rugged beans. Blunt, smoky flavors are the objective of the roasting process and there's only a slight, residual acidity. Although it's a powerful blend, the body is light. Each convenient portion pack is pre-measured to brew one pot of coffee, approximately 50-64 ounces depending on the desired strength. One portion pack is filled with 2.5-oz. of ground French Roast coffee. There are eighteen (18) portion packs per box. If you make 1 pot of coffee per day, you need 1 box per month.