Roast + Grind Guide
Banshee + Cinder bespoke coffee is made specifically for you: pick your desired roast, then choose from 5 different grinds or whole bean. Our artisanal small batch roasting guarantees the freshest coffee delivered to your door.
Light brown in color with no oil on the surface of the beans, the light roast is generally preferred for milder coffee varieties. This roast has a light body, a toasted grain flavor and pronounced acidity. Here acidity refers to a flavor profile that is considered dry, bright, and tangy. Light roasts retain most of the caffeine from the coffee bean.
This roast is medium brown in color, with a stronger body than the light roast. Medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roast, exhibiting more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity. It has slightly less caffeine than a light roast but retains more caffeine than a dark roast. It is often referred to as a Breakfast Roast, City Roast, or American Roast.
This roast produces shiny dark brown beans with an oily surface. It has a pronounced bittersweet, spicy, and sometimes smoky flavor. Dark roast has the least acidity and a lower caffeine content than medium and light roasts. Coffees with robust, burly flavor qualities like dark chocolate and earthiness hold up to a dark roast well, allowing their origin qualities to shine through. Examples of dark roast include French Roast, Italian Roast, and New Orleans Roast. This roast is generally preferred for Espresso.
- As coffee roasts get darker, they lose the origin flavors of the beans and take on more flavor from the roasting process. The body of the coffee also becomes heavier.
- Lighter roasts have more acidity (dry, bright, tangy flavor) than a darker roast.
- The amount of caffeine decreases as the roast gets darker.
|Espresso||Home espresso machines|
|Fine||Aeropress / Drip Brew (cone filter)|
|Standard||Drip Brew (flat bottomed filter) / reusable coffee pods|
|Medium Coarse||Pour Over - Chemex / Melitta|
|Coarse||French Press / Percolator / Cold Brew|