medium roasted coffee beans

Medium Roast Coffees

The most common way to describe coffee roast levels is by the colour of the roasted beans, ranging from light to dark (or extra dark). As coffee beans absorb heat in the roasting process, their colour becomes darker. Oils appear on the surface of the beans at higher temperatures. Because coffee beans vary, colour is not an especially accurate way of judging a roast. But combined with the typical roasting temperature that yields a particular shade of brown, colour is a convenient way to categorize roasting levels.

Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in colour with more body than light roasts. Like the lighter roasts, they have no oil on the bean surfaces. However, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts, exhibiting more balanced flavour, aroma, and acidity. Caffeine is somewhat decreased, but there is more caffeine than in darker roasts. 

Medium roasts reach internal temperatures between 210°C (410°F) and 220°C  (428°F) — between the end of the first crack and just before the beginning of the second crack.

 

 

 

Italian Espresso

 

Colombian Supremo

 

Signature Roast

 

El Salvador

 

Dorset Roastmasters

 

Java Mocha

 

Sumatra Crème Fast Brew Americana

 

Kenyan AA Fast Brew Americana

 

Peru MCM RFA Organic Espresso

 

Papa New Guinea Sigri ESE Espresso

 

Colombian Supremo Fast Brew Americana

 

Honduras RFA Organic Espresso

 

Thailandese Doi Chaang Organic Coffee Pods

 

Dolce Vita Espresso

 

Café Verona

 

Ethiopian Sidamo Espresso Coffee

 

Guatemalan Santa Clara