Coffee Roasts – An Introduction

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Medium Dark Roasts This is when the oil begins to show on the It has more aroma, little to no acidity with a spiciness to it. This is a good choice for brewing espresso. Manual espresso machines can handle oily beans, but if you own a super-automatic, you might look at City Roast or even American Roast. Full City Roast (437 degrees) is at the beginning of the second crack with a more aromatic flavor. Vienna Roast (446 degrees) is moderately dark brown in color and characterized by its bittersweetness. It also has a hint of caramel but the origin flavor has disappeared at this stage.