There is often a great deal of myth and confusion about the different types of roast, and what they all mean. It helps to understand the differences between the roasts when you are trying a new coffee or selecting your roast level
Light roasts are light brown in color and have a lack of oil on the roasted bean. Compared to the other roasts, light roasts have the highest acidity. They also have the highest caffeine
Medium roasts have a medium brown color and may have some noticeable oils visible on the beans. Medium roasts will also have the best balance between acidity and body. This is usually a “safe” roast to
Dark roasts are dark brown, sometimes black in color, and have a noticeable sheen of oil on them. Dark roasts are bold in flavor and have an intense, but rich flavor. They also have the lowest caffeine content. These are great for Espresso.