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The Roasts: Light Roast

Introduction to Light Roast Coffee

Light roast coffee is coffee that has been roasted for a shorter amount of time than dark roast coffee. This results in a coffee with more caffeine and less oil on the bean. Light roast coffees are typically lighter in body and acidity than dark roasts, and have a more delicate flavor.

The most common light roast blends are Columbian, Kenyan, and Ethiopian. These coffees are often used in espresso blends, as their flavors can be easily overwhelmed by darker roasts.

Light Roasted Coffee Beans
Light Roast Coffee Blends are Higher in Caffeine but maintain the bean's natural flavor.

What goes best with light roast coffee?

Light roast coffees pair well with foods that are not too heavy or rich. Breakfast pastries, fruits, and lighter fare are great ways to enjoy breakfast with a light roast coffee.

Light Roasts tend to be more naturally sweet and can be enjoyed without any mix-ins, but mixing in complimentary spices like cinnamon and cloves can improve the quality, flavor, and health benefits of coffee.

What are the flavor profiles of light roast coffee?

Light roast coffees typically have a higher acidity than dark roast coffees. They are also lighter in body, with delicate flavors that can be easily overpowered by darker roasts. The most common flavor profiles of light roast coffees include citrus, floral, and fruity notes.

Tenpoint Coffee Produces White Label Coffee for small business owners, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, fundraisers, and more. Tenpoint Roastery is a family-owned and operated business, and veteran-led business based in beautiful Soddy-Daisy, TN.

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