Dark Roast Coffees
Our Selection of Dark Roasted Espresso coffees
Both Blends and Single Origin
Do you like the taste and flavour of coffees on the DARK SIDE with plenty of Acidity for that classic 'French' hit
Dark roasted coffees are dark brown in colour, like chocolate, or sometimes almost black. They have a sheen of oil on the surface, which is usually evident in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. The coffee’s origin flavours are eclipsed by the flavours of the roasting process. The coffee will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is substantially decreased.
To reach the level of a dark roast, coffee beans are roasted to an internal temperature of 240°C (464°F) — about the end of the second crack — or beyond. They are seldom roasted to a temperature exceeding 250°C (482°F), at which point the body of the beans is thin and the taste is characterized by flavours of tar and charcoal.