Coffee roast is often a topic of confusion, and this article will provide clarity to the topic so you can better understand differences in roast levels. We picked 5 of the most common questions about roast and provided answers below.
- What does 'roast level' mean?
Roast level is identified by the color of the coffee once its roasted, this is broken down into 3 main categories: Light, Medium, Dark
- Does darker roasted coffee have more caffeine?
Short answer, no. Caffeine levels are comparable across the board, roast level just makes different flavors stand out in the coffee.
- What difference does roast make to flavor?
The roasting process is what lets us bring out the best flavors in a coffee; The lighter a coffee is roasted the more sweet and fruity flavors can come through, while darker roasts make the dark chocolate and earthy flavors more pronounced.
- Does roast affect acidity and body of the coffee?
Roasting coffee darker develops a heavier body and tones down acidity. This is an inverse relationship, so lighter roasts will have higher acidity and less body.
- Which is best for me?
Generally, a light roasted coffee drinker will prefer it black, so those sweeter flavors can shine, while a dark roast enjoyer will want to add milk and sweetener with a coffee flavor bold enough to still come through. It's up to your preference on which tastes best to you!
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