What makes a DARK Roast Coffee?
Coffee cherries are green prior to roasting. They lack the characteristic flavor that we have come to value in a good cup of coffee. Roasting the beans reduces their water content and releases sugars, fats and starches in the bean. As this happens the beans develop an oily surface. This oil is what gives coffee its distinctive aroma and taste. Expert roasters use a combination of bean mass, temperature, smell, color, and sound to monitor the roasting process and produce the desired flavors and levels of roast.