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What's Your Favorite Coffee Roast?

Believe it or not a lot of folks don't know what roast they like. or do they?

In a conversation, I always noticed my customers describe what they taste versus what they enjoy. Those conversations inspired this blog post. The understanding of different roast will help you know what to look for when ordering from your favorite cafe.

Here's our Quick brew on Roast types :0


Light roasts are light brown in color, with a light body and no oil on the surface of the beans.

Light roasts have a toasted grain taste and pronounced acidity. The origin flavors of the bean are retained to a greater extent than in darker roasted coffees. Light roasts also retain most of the caffeine from the coffee bean.


Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in color with more body than light roasts. Like the lighter roasts, they have no oil on the bean surfaces. However, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts, exhibiting a more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity. Caffeine is decreased, but there is more caffeine than in darker


Dark roasted coffees are dark brown in color, like chocolate, or sometimes almost black. They have a sheen of oil on the surface, which is usually evident in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. The coffee’s origin flavors are eclipsed by the flavors of the roasting process. The coffee will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is decreased.


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