If you’re just starting your coffee journey, there’s a lot to figure out. Different grinds, single origin beans vs blends, and different roasts are just a few of the variables you’re now working with. In this article, we here at Cherry Blend
Coffee Roasters want to give you a little insight into light, medium and dark roast coffee so that you can pick the roast thats right for you!
Coffee, one of the most popular beverages in the world, is enjoyed by millions of people every day. At Cherry Blend Coffee Roasters, we offer a wide selection of beans and blends, which can make it difficult to know what kind of coffee is right for you. One important thing to remember when choosing a coffee is it’s roast level. There are three common types - Light, Medium and Dark - and each one has its own unique qualities.
Light roast coffee is lighter in color and has a less intense flavor profile. It’s often described as being “bright” and/or “crisp” with a light body and aroma. The beans are considered light because they are roasted for a shorter period of time. Although many people believe that lighter roasts have more caffeine; however this is largely a myth and has been discredited.
Medium roast beans are more balanced and versatile than their light roast friends. Medium roast beans have a rich and full-bodied flavor with a mild acidity and medium to dark color. This type of coffee is a great choice for someone looking for a more punchy flavor without crossing the line into strong. Medium roast beans are also described as having a full-bodied flavor with a well rounded taste.
Dark roast coffee has a strong, bold flavor with a deep, rich color. The coffee beans are roasted for a longer period of time, which results in a stronger, more intense flavor. Dark roast coffee is often described as having a smoky, bitter taste with notes of caramel and chocolate. This type of coffee is a good choice for those who like a strong coffee that will wake them up in the morning.
At the end of the day, the difference between light, medium, and dark roast coffee is all about the roast level and the resulting flavor profile. Light roast coffee is mild and bright, medium roast coffee is smooth and well-rounded, and dark roast coffee is strong and bold. Whether you prefer a light, medium, or dark roast, Cherry Blend Coffee Roasters has coffee that is perfect for you.