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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.

Roast Guide:


Light Roast
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.

Medium Roast
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.

Dark 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.


Grind Guide:

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

Pour over coffee on a scale with grinder, coffee bag, and beans.