Most people are either team light roast or team dark roast, but what about medium roast coffee? It doesn't seem to be on the radar for many. What's the difference?
A medium roast coffee is a great balance between the tasting notes of the coffee beans and the heightened flavor that comes from a longer roasting process. A medium roast is fully developed with a rich brown color that is darker than a light roast. Similar to a dark roast, beans that are medium roasted have natural oils that appear on their surface due to a longer time in the roaster.
The result is a perfect balance of acidity and bitterness, which makes for a consistently smooth cup of coffee with every sip.
Dark roast coffee is created when beans remain in a roaster at a high temperature for an extended period of time. Keeping the beans on the roaster for a longer period causes them to lose more of their moisture and expand. This means coffee beans that are dark roasted are larger in size and lighter in weight. The result is a slightly less caffeinated coffee with a simplified flavor profile.
For those who like coffee with rich flavors and nutty undertones, dark roast coffee is ideal. The longer roasting process converts the acidity of the coffee to a more bold and bitter taste.
To achieve a medium-dark roast, the coffee needs to stay in the roaster until the natural oils that are released have fully coated the exterior of the beans. The original flavors of the beans remain intact, and those flavors become heightened without being eclipsed by the taste of the roast.
Our Warrior Select blend combines the sweetness of a medium roast with the richness of a dark roast to create a coffee with bold flavors that truly live up to its name. When you taste this Combat Roast, you'll experience a full-bodied flavor with a smooth and consistent taste.
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