MuddyPaw Coffee

Coffee Roasting Styles

Coffee roasting is a chemical process by which aromatics, acids, and other flavor components are either created, balanced, or altered in a way that should augment the flavor, acidity, aftertaste and body of the coffee as desired by the roaster.

Coffee Roast Degrees

In general, lighter roasts are sharper and more acidic than the darker roasts. Darker roasts have a fuller flavour. Beans that have been over-roasted will take on a burned, smoky or charcoal flavour. Also, there is less caffeine in the darker roasted coffees than in the lighter ones. The roast alone doesn't determine the resulting coffee taste or quality. The origin of the beans makes a big difference. A bean from Ethiopia will taste differently than a bean from India, even if they are both French roast.

Coffee Roast Degrees

 

Aliases

Roaster Watch

Flavor

Light

Cinnamon roast, Half City, New England

After about seven minutes the beans "pop" and double in size, and light roasting is achieved. American mass-market roasters typically stop here.

Light-bodied and somewhat sour, grassy, and snappy

Medium

Full city, American, Regular, Breakfast, Brown

At nine to eleven minutes the beans reach this roast, which U.S. specialty sellers tend to prefer.

A bit sweeter than light roast with caramel or chocolate undertones. Full body balanced by acid snap, aroma, and complexity

Dark

High, Viennese, Italian Espresso, Continental

After 12 to 13 minutes the beans begin hissing and popping again, and oils rise to the surface. Roasters from the U.S. Northwest generally remove the beans at this point.

Somewhat spicy; complexity is traded for rich chocolaty body, aroma is exchanged for sweetness

Darkest

French, Spanish

After 14 minutes or so the beans grow quiet and begin to smoke. Having carmelized, the bean sugars begin to carbonize.

Smokey; tastes primarily of roasting, not of the inherent flavor of the bean

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Muddy Paw Coffee Company
801 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Muddy Paw Coffee Blends

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Spot Blend
"A Light Roast"

That loves to please.

Buddy Blend
"A Medium Roast"

That you can have by your side all day.

Happy Tail Blend
"A Dark Roast"

A Coffee that would make your tail wag if you had one.

Growler Blend
"A Dark Roast"

This coffee packs a dark caramelized bite for the dark roast lover.

Fireside Blend
"A Decaffeinated Blend"

A comforting blend that tastes great without the bark.

Hazel Eyes Blend
"Hazelnut Roast"

Your nose will tell you this is the best hazelnut you've ever had.


Help Rescue a Pet

With Your help we can have real impact in helping rescue animals find loving owners and great homes. You can also show your support for our charity program by purchasing a t-shirt or a baseball cap. (10% of all non coffee sales are donated to Muddy Paw Charities)

Bailey and Fluffy - Derek's extended familyBailey and Fluffy (Derek's extended family) would like to thank you in advance for your support

Indy - Darren's extended familyIndy (Darren's Extended family) would also like to thank you caring for others like him.