Coffee Roast: What's the difference?
It’s not only important to choose the roast that you prefer, but also the roast that works best with your method of brewing. If you’re not sure what the difference is from light to dark, our How Coffee is Roasted guide will help. We would suggest that a medium to dark roast are best suited to espresso machines, to ensure a rich result that has good body, aroma, and mouth-feel. Lighter roasts are better for filter coffee, so that you achieve a brighter, livelier beverage. What do we mean by that? A lighter roast retains the characteristics from its terroir – think fresh, citrusy flavours, and grassy, earthy notes. Dark roast, on the other hand, presents notes such as spice, smokiness or dark chocolate. Medium roast is balanced between the two – toasted, nutty, and fruity - so it really depends on which you prefer.