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Coffee 101: Different Types of Coffee Roasts

One thing we can agree on is that we LOVE coffee. The degree to which coffee beans are roasted has a huge impact on flavor. Before roasting, coffee beans have a grassy smell to them with little to no taste. The roasting process turns raw beans into the magical coffee that we know and love. We explore three different types of coffee roasts - keep reading!

Medium Roast

With more body than a light roast, medium roasted coffee has no oil on the bean surface and is medium brown in color. A more balanced acidity, aroma and flavor are found with medium roast coffee beans and caffeine is slightly less than in a darker roast. Charles’ Private Stock Gourmet Coffee is the perfect blend of richness and smooth body that is ideal in a medium roast. Choice beans are selected from 3 continents to brew this delicious blend.

Medium-Dark Roast

Richer and darker in color than a medium roast, medium-dark roasts have a small amount of oil on the beans. In comparison to medium light and medium roasts, medium-dark roasts are bolder in flavor. These beans are typically roasted at 225 to 230 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're a lover of espresso, try Organica Rainforest Alliance Espresso. Smooth and robust, this blend is 100% organic and delicious.

Dark Roast

Very dark in color ranging from very dark brown to black, dark roast coffees have the strongest coffee flavor. Dark roasts have a sheen of oil on the beans that typically transfer to the cup of coffee after brewing. The coffee once brewed will have a smoky flavor that may be slightly bitter. These coffee beans are roasted at around 240 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're a fan of French vanilla flavor, you will love Zavida's French Vanilla Dark Roast. The richness of the dark roast blended with the creaminess of the French vanilla offers a unique flavor.

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