What is the Difference Between Light, Medium, and Dark Roast Coffee?

Coffee is most widely used as a beverage.

Coffee roasting basics

Dark roast coffee beans are heated to a higher temperature for a longer length of time than light roast coffee beans. These variations in roasting account for differences in the color, density, and moisture content of the beans.

Light Roast Coffee

Light Roast coffees are characterized by their light brown color, lack of oil on the beans, and light body (or viscosity).

 Medium  Roast Coffee

Medium Roast coffees are brown and have a little thicker body than a Light Roast. Unlike Light,

 Dark Roast Coffee

Dark Roast coffees are dark brown, even close to a blackened color. The beans are characterized by drawn-out oil that glosses the surface.

Which one has more caffeine?

Dark roast coffee beans tend to contain slightly less caffeine than light roast coffee beans. When the two roasts are compared by weight, the difference is negligible.

How the flavour differs

Light roast coffee has a complex flavor profile that can be characterized as bright and acidic. Dark roast coffee has a simpler flavor profile, but it’s usually described as bold and robust.

Which one is healthiest?

Light and dark roast coffees each have nutritional pros and cons. Light roasts may be higher in healthy antioxidants and polyphenols, but they might also contain higher amounts of a harmful chemical called acrylamide.