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Coffee Roast - the three main types explained

Jul 22

Discover the three main coffee bean roasts

Coffee roasts are one of the most important parts of producing a delicious cup. There are four main types of roasts, which all have very different flavors, so you're guaranteed to find one you like. A light roast tastes fruity and has savory, grassy notes. Medium roasts are like a blend of the light and dark, but they have a fruity, chocolatey taste. Dark roasts have a strong, smoky flavor and are very bold. Espresso roasts are the darkest of all, with a very bitter taste and a distinct note of chocolate.


The three types of coffee roasts out there

There are three main types of roasts: light roast, medium roast, and dark roast. Light roasts have a very low level of "roasted" flavor and no aftertaste. They are not oily and are usually brighter in flavor. They are usually served with breakfast or as a "second cup". Medium roasts have a stronger flavor, are slightly more oily, and have a light aftertaste of roasted beans. They are usually served as the standard cup of coffee and are best served hot. Dark roasts have a deep, roasted flavor and a strong, oily texture. They have a strong "roasted" aftertaste, and they're usually served cold. Dark roast is also called French roast and is the traditional blend used in diner coffee.

The basics of coffee roasting

Our roaster and artisan coffee beans offer you a gourmet experience.

If you're curious about how to roast your own coffee beans, we have the basics here for you.

First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the beans out on a cookie tray and roast for about 12–15 minutes. You'll know your beans are done when you start to smell that enticing aroma!

Then, cool the beans down by spreading them out on a towel and wait for them to fully cool down.

Now that you know how to roast your own beans, you can try different flavors. We recommend our most popular beans: Colombia, Brazil, Sumatra, and Mexico.

You can purchase our artisan coffee beans here.

Coffee roasts from Melbourne


Coffee is one of the most prominently consumed beverages in the world, and for good reason. It's a complex beverage, with hundreds of different combinations that all have their own unique aromatic profiles. While there are a handful of generic forms of coffee, from light roast to dark, we would like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the most iconic forms of independent coffee in Melbourne.


No-one will dispute that coffee is great. It's become a staple in not just the lives of your average Aussie, but in the lives of people worldwide. It can be hard to get a perfect cup of coffee but luckily there are options such as Coffee for the People. Their beans are of superior quality, meaning you're getting an exceptional cup every time. Their beans are also sourced in an ethical fashion, which is great for the environment. Coffee for the People provides excellent options for anyone looking for a great cup of coffee.


Coffee roasts from around the world explained

Coffee for the People Roasting CO. have an extensive range of specialty blends that would bring delight to anyone who enjoys a great brew. If you're a first-time coffee drinker and you're looking to try something new, the simple and versatile medium roast would be a good place to start. If you're a little more experienced, why not try a blend that uses medium roast beans with a touch of dark roast. For the true coffee connoisseurs, we have a range of gourmet blends that use rare, exotic beans and special mixing techniques. These blends have multi-layered flavours and unique fragrances. You wouldn't want to miss out on the experience!


Don't just take our word for it; come in and try for yourself! Our coffee has a unique aroma, rich flavour and a smooth finish that has nothing to do with bitter after-taste. We know you won't be disappointed!




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Coffee for the People Roasting Co.
37 Armstrongs Road
Seaford VIC 3198
Coffee orders 0417 412 733
Cafe 0432 635 527