Types of coffee roasts
Its not only important to choose the roast that you prefer, but also the roast that works best with your method of brewing. If youre not sure what the difference is from light to dark, our How Coffee is Roasted guide will help. A medium-to-dark roast is best suited to espresso machines; it will 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. This is because a lighter roast retains the characteristics from its terrior - think fresh, citrusy flavors, and grassy, earthy notes. A dark roast, on the other hand, presents notes such as spice, smokiness or dark chocolate while a medium roast is balanced between the two; toasted, nutty, and fruity.