CHOOSING YOUR COFFEE TYPE



COFFEE ROASTS AND BREWING METHODS

While reading our suggestions, remember that coffee taste is subjective. Therefore, don't be afraid to experiment! With that being said, there are a few tips that can help you when choosing your coffee roast.

Both the coffee type and the coffee roast can significally affect the taste for each brewing method. Furthermore, you should also consider whether you use milk in the coffee or not. Beans for espresso machines are typically roasted darker than beans for filter coffee. If you brew espresso on lightly roasted beans, it can give an unbalanced taste in terms of acidity, sweetness, and bitterness.

On the other side, if you use dark roasted beans for your pour-over coffee, it will result in a strong and more bitter taste. Whether you should use light, medium or dark roasted coffee beans thus depends on your taste preferences and brewing method.


Light Roast

Light brown in color, this roast is generally preferred for milder coffee varieties. There will be no oil on the surface of these beans because they are not roasted long enough for the oils to break through to the surface.


Medium roasts

Medium roasted coffee beans are medium brown in color with more body than light roasts. Like the lighter roasts, they have no oil on the bean surfaces. However, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts, exhibiting more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity.


Dark roasts

This roast produces shiny black beans with an oily surface and a pronounced full-body. The darker the roast, the less acidity will be found in the coffee beverage.



Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine Based Drinks.
A perfect espresso should start dripping thick, dark chocolaty drops. It slowly lightens and softens up and is topped with crema. The water's running time is around 30 seconds, assuring that the coffee grind is not over- or underextracted. For the espresso machine we recommend the following beans in dark roast.

French Press

French Press has always been one of the simplest ways of brewing an excellent cup of coffee. When brewing a French Press, water and coffee are in contact for around 4 minutes. The coffee beans should be ground fairly coarse. If the coffee is ground too fine, the water extracts too much from the coffee, and the brew will taste rather bitter. For French Press we recommend the following beans in medium roast.