Everyone has the right to experience the sensation of sipping that perfect cup of coffee. Check out what I think the best brewing methods are and decide for yourself.
In part popularized due to Starbucks blonde selection, it is often considered to be the least bitter and most acidic of the roasts. These beans are taken off the roaster for the least amount of time (usually before the first crack of the beans). Often has a distinct taste highlighting the origins of the bean.
These beans are typically removed right after that first crack in the roaster. This maintains the integrity of the beans origins giving many distinct flavor choices. Both blonde and light roasts are known to have higher amounts of acidity leading to a more vibrant flavor.
Medium roasts are what you would imagine: between light and dark roasts. They are a well-balanced choice for someone who is not sure of their coffee preferences. Some common examples of this type of roast include many Classic Roasts, Breakfast Blends, and Coffee Shop Mixes.
Dark roasts are a classic for those who enjoy the bitter taste of coffee. They are typically roasted past the second crack of the beans which reduces any origin flavor and may give a charcoal or burnt flavor that many enjoy. Often has a oily surface on top and is a staple for many coffee enthusiasts. Colombian and French Roast coffee often produces high quality dark roasts.