Types of Coffee Roasts – Which is Your Favorite?

Types of Coffee Roasts – Which is Your Favorite?

Coffee can be endlessly customized depending on your preferences. The type of coffee bean, the origin of the bean, and the roasting process will all impact the final taste of your cup of coffee. The same coffee bean can be roasted in four different ways, and each end product will have a different taste. Lavie Coffee offers a variety of coffee roasts, so we have something available to suit every palate. The roasting process of the coffee beans affects its final taste. There are currently four popular ways to roast coffee beans:

  1. Light Roast

As the name implies, a light roast is roasted for the shortest time compared with the other roasting methods. A light roast has the most caffeine compared to the different roasts available. As the coffee beans are roasted, caffeine and moisture are drawn out of the bean. A dark roast will have the least caffeine removed of the available roasts. A light roast is also known for not having any oils developed yet.

  1. Medium Roast

A medium roast is considered the middle of the road in flavor. It contains elements of both a light and a dark roast, and it has an outstanding balance of flavors. The medium roast is typically roasted until it reaches an internal temperature of 410 – 428 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Medium-Dark Roast

A medium-dark roast must reach a minimum internal temperature of 437 degrees Fahrenheit before removing it from the oven. This roast is where the oils start to show on the coffee beans. However, the oils will begin to come through in a dark roast. A medium-dark roast has a vibrant flavor profile and less acidity than a light roast.

  1. Dark Roast

The dark roast has the least amount of caffeine and the most amount of sugar compared to the other available roasts. Since the beans have roasted for a longer period, they have had time to develop rich flavors.

Roasting coffee beans brings them to life and allows them to make a flavorful cup of coffee. Lavie Coffee has several types of coffee beans available in various roasts. From light roasts to dark roasts, you can find high-quality coffee beans at Lavie Coffee.

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