Taking a Look Into Three Types of Coffee Roasts
Coffee is the second most traded global commodity, after oil. An estimated 7 million tons are produced each year, with Americans drinking on average 3.1 cups a day. Coffee beans are seeds inside bright red berries which are picked and dried. These seeds, or beans, are roasted at 300 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit until either the first or second crack, or pop, is heard. This means the sugar in the beans has started to caramelize, which releases water. The longer the beans are roasted, the darker and richer the coffee. Once roasted, the beans must be stored in airtight containers in a cool, dry and dark area. Ground coffee oxidizes quickly and therefore should be ground immediately prior to brewing. The quality of the coffee is not just dependent on how it is roasted, but also how and where it is harvested, stored, and brewed. Let’s take a look into the three main types of coffee roasts, each with distinct flavors.
Light, Medium, and Dark Roasts
I want to share about the Java House Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Dual-Use liquid pods and how they have transformed my life! But first, let’s talk coffee.
What are the types of coffee roast? Read on for a comprehensive overview of the three main types- light roast, medium-high roast, and dark roast.
These beans appear a light brown and dry. Flavor is lighter-bodied with no obvious roast flavor. Coffee may taste slightly acidic or sharp and is high in caffeine. The flavor of light roast is distinct to the soil and weather conditions from where it was grown. Locations characteristic of light roast include Java, Kenya, and Jamaican Blue Mountain. Other terms for light roast include cinnamon roast, city roast, and New England roast.
Medium High Roast
Medium-roasted coffee is a popular choice in North America. Medium-roasted coffee consists of beans that have been roasted until the first pop, or crack. These coffees taste sweeter than light roasts and exhibit more balance in acid, aroma, and complexity. Beans look dry and are a milk chocolate brown. Hawaiian Kona exemplifies a medium roast.
Double-roasted beans have been roasted until the beans begin to smoke. The beans are dark, almost black, and oily. French coffee is frequently made with a double roast. The flavor is smoky-sweet and intense. It may taste burnt, or of charcoal. Some prefer this rich, full-bodied taste. To others, the double-roasting process removes the original flavors of origin of the coffee beans.
The Coffee Dilemma
Have you ever went to take a sip of your fresh brewed coffee and inside your mug you can see a couple specs of coffee grinds that somehow made it past but filter and find their way into your mug? Yuck! Have you ever wanted to make a quick ice coffee but he didn’t have time? I have been in both of those situations more times than I can count. So, how do you make a cup of perfect coffee, hot or iced coffee even when you’re short on time?
Java House Dual-Use Liquid Pods
The JAVA HOUSE Authentic Cold Brew Coffee dual-use liquid pods are nothing short of amazing for any coffee lover!! In this instant world that we live in, life pulls us from all different directions. We don’t have the time to steep coffee the way our grandparents would have. Technology has made coffee on the go much easier but JAVA HOUSE Authentic Cold Brew Coffee has made it even easier to get the perfect cup of coffee in an instant! Available in all three roasts!
The dual-use liquid pods allow for the coffee, whether being used for hot or cold, to have the exact same “perfect cup” of coffee each time. There is no need to brew coffee and place in the refrigerator to use the next day for your iced coffee. Instead, simply peel open the pod and pour directly over ice, add water and any flavoring you choose. No cool down needed. If you want hot coffee, just pop the dual-use pod in your coffee maker and you have a hot cup of coffee without any nasty specs of coffee grinds in the bottom of your coffee mug! Don’t have a coffee maker? No problem, just pour into hot water! It can’t get any easier than THAT!
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