Choosing your type of roast can be challenging if your unsure of what your looking for in the end product.
This information below was gathered from A Guide to Coffee Roasts (communitycoffee.com) a very informative web site.
Light roast coffees have a light body and pronounced snappy acidity. There is no oil on the surface of the beans. The original flavors of the bean are retained to a greater extent than in darker roasted coffees. Light roasts retain most of the caffeine from the coffee bean. Community Coffee Company’s signature light roast is known as our Breakfast Blend.
Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in color with more body than light roasts. Medium roasts exhibit a more balanced flavor, aroma and acidity. This roast is often referred to as the American roast because it is generally preferred in the United States. Community’s American Classic Blend is a perfect example.
Medium-Dark Roasts has a richer, darker color with some oil on the surface of the beans. A medium-dark roast has a heavy body in comparison with the lighter or medium roasts. Our ground Café Special® is a better known medium-dark roast.
Dark roasts are dark brown or almost black. The beans can have an oily surface and a pronounced bold rich body. As roasting times increase, acidity decreases which provides smooth mellow flavor. A perfect example of a dark roast is Community® Signature Blend Dark Roast blend which provides Dark rich satisfying flavor that Dark Roast drinkers are known to love.