How do you know what coffee beans are the right fit for you?
One can say that if you’re not a big fan of coffee, you probably just haven’t found the right kind of beans yet.
There are two types of coffee drinkers, the ones who only like a subtle nuance of the coffee flavor and those who like their coffee bold and bitter. So, the question stands how are these different flavors derived?
Well, the secret behind these versatile flavors are the coffee beans being used for the mix!
Using freshly grounded coffee can make a huge difference in the taste and aroma of your signature beverage but it can be hard to pick the right beans without proper knowledge of how their tastes vary.
For instance, did you know that the darker the coffee been the stronger flavour it will give to the brew, whereas the lighter the bean make the coffee smoother to drink?
Even the caffeine intake differs with the variety of beans. People often mistake the caffeine intake to be the same for all types of brews but contrary to this common assumption, the darker beans contain low levels of caffeine whereas lighter beans contain the high levels of caffeine.
Light roast: For the subtle taste.
If you like a subtle coffee favour but don’t like adding milk and sugar to your coffee, this is the perfect pick for you. The lightly roasted beans are light brown in colour as the name suggests and are suitable for any kind of brew. Although, they do have a higher percentage of caffeine in it, just one cup of light bean coffee will be sufficient enough to keep your energy on high for the entire day!
Medium roast: For the bittersweet taste
The most commonly preferred beans are medium roast beans since they are neither too bitter nor are they too subtle in terms of flavour when brewed. These coffee beans have a balanced bittersweet flavour, making it more suitable for the filter-type coffee mixes and for making espresso or cold brews. They are slightly darker in colour than the lightly roasted beans and contain almost equal levels of caffeine as them.
Dark roast: For the bold and bitter taste
Having been roasted for a longer period of time than the rest of the coffee beans, these dark and shiny beans, that have an oily residue, produce a much stronger flavour as they bring those coffee oils to the surface when brewed. The dark roasted beans are mor suitable for people who prefer the string aroma and the bitter taste, it also works well with coffee makers like Moka pots or the French press.
Tip: Don’t forget to check the roast date on the label when buying coffee beans and choose the most recently roasted one to make sure they are fresh and haven’t been sitting on the shelf for too long.