Exploring Coffee Roasts: From Light to Dark and Everything In-Between

Exploring Coffee Roasts: From Light to Dark and Everything In-Between

At its core, coffee is all about flavor. From the first sip to the last, we're looking for a rich, complex taste that satisfies and invigorates. One of the key factors in determining the taste of your coffee is the roast level. Roasting coffee beans is both an art and a science, and it can have a significant impact on the final product. Let´s explore the different coffee roast levels, from light to dark and everything in between.


Light Roast

Light roast coffee is typically roasted for the shortest amount of time and at the lowest temperature. The beans will have a light brown color, and they will be dry and somewhat grainy to the touch. This roast level tends to highlight the unique flavors and aromas of the coffee beans themselves. You'll taste bright, fruity, and floral notes, and you may even detect a bit of acidity. Light roast coffee is a great choice if you want to taste the nuances of different coffee origins.

Our favorites include: 

Blonde Roast

Ethiopia Natural (Medium-Light)



Medium Roast

Medium roast coffee is roasted for a bit longer than light roast, resulting in a slightly darker color and a smoother, more rounded flavor. The beans will still have some of their unique characteristics, but they'll also take on some of the toasty, caramelized flavors that come from the roasting process. You'll taste notes of chocolate, nuts, and maybe even a bit of spice. Medium roast coffee is a popular choice because it offers a balance between the unique characteristics of the beans and the roasting flavors.

Our favorites include: 

Breakfast Blend

Costa Rica

Mexican Chocolate 



Medium-Dark Roast

Moving up the roast spectrum, we come to medium-dark roast coffee. This roast level is where you'll start to taste more of the roasting flavors than the natural flavors of the beans. The beans will be a darker brown, and they'll have a slightly oily sheen. You'll taste notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and maybe a bit of smoke. Medium-dark roast coffee can be a good choice if you're looking for a bit more body and richness in your coffee.

Our favorites include: 


Cowboy Blend

African Espresso

Dark Roast

For some coffee drinkers, dark roast is the only way to go. Dark roast coffee is roasted for the longest amount of time and at the highest temperature, resulting in beans that are almost black and shiny with oil. The roasting flavors will be the dominant flavor profile, with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, and even a bit of bitterness. Dark roast coffee can be a good choice if you're looking for a bold, intense coffee that can stand up to cream and sugar.

Our favorites include: 

Italian Roast

6 Bean Blend

No matter what your coffee roast preference is, it's worth exploring the different roast levels to find your perfect cup. At Deck Coffee, we offer a range of roast levels and flavor profiles to suit every taste. Whether you prefer a bright and fruity light roast or a bold and intense dark roast, we've got you covered. Explore our selection today and experience the art and science of coffee roasting for yourself.
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