Understanding Roast Profiling - The Difference Between Medium, Medium-Dark and Dark Roasts

By Petra Jones on May 16, 2023

One of the most important factors that determine the taste of coffee is the degree to which the coffee beans are roasted. Here at Redber we use the roast profiles Medium, Medium-Dark, Dark and Extra Dark to determine the difference.

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How are coffee beans roasted?

By Graham Jones on May 02, 2023

The coffee roasting process involves the beans being transferred into a preheated metal roasting drum. During the roasting process, the heat creates a chemical reaction within the coffee beans, which produces carbon dioxide, water vapor, and oils from the coffee beans. These components come together to create the flavour and aroma of the coffee.  The temperatures can reach up to 240°C and the roasting process can last for around 12-15minutes, depending on the roast. Once the beans reach the desired stage of roasting, they are dropped into a cooling tray. 

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