Your Guide to TERRA Roast Colors
Can you recognize a perfectly mastered roast? The roasting process has the ability to create exceptional body and reveal all the subtleties of the aromas of single-origin coffees. It is a crucial and delicate process, comparable to winemaking. Just as great grapes can be destroyed, clumsy roasting can ruin beautiful coffee beans.
At the very beginning of a roast, the coffee bean offers acidic notes of berries, and a light body. In a medium roast, you can find nutty notes, vanilla notes, etc... Finally, with a darker roast, the beans give off smoked, oak and spice notes.
In order to find the roast profil that will best suit your palette, we invite you to consult our TERRA Roasts Color Guide!
TORREFAZIONE ARTIGIANALE GRANITO (TAG)
Rich, caramelized, balanced.
Developed over four decades of expertise in green bean selection, roasting and cupping, TAG knows how to bring out the best in a single-origin coffee by roasting it to its full potential, which is to say, the complete caramelization of the sugars contained in its beans. This process depends on a skillful combination of presence of mind, expertise, passion and intuition on the part of our Master Roaster.
It is for these reasons that we recommend this roast for your favorite single origin coffees.
Light Roast (Brown)
Bright, acidic, light body
If you're looking for a quick caffeine fix, you'll be tempted by the light roast. At this roast level, the coffee has more caffeine and higher acidity. The characteristics of the coffee’s origin will be less present.
*Note: The lighter the roast, the higher the caffeine level. The darker the bean, the less caffeine it contains. Caffeine decreases during the roasting process.
• Discover our Breakfast Blend coffee
At this roast level, the natural sugars in the coffee beans are caramelized which brings out the coffee’s varietal characteristics. The acidity level is slightly reduced.
Good body, rich, low acidity
The medium roast intensifies the body and reduces the acidity while caramelizing the coffees’ natural sugars. It is, among other things, for their low level of acidity that we prepare most of our espresso blends with this roast.
• Consult our Espressos blends.
Medium Dark Roast
Intense body, spicy, low acidity
This roast offers lots of body and little acidity.
• View our Espresso Cremoso
Smokey, carbony, sharp, low acidity
With the dark roast, your coffee will offer a sharp, smoky, taste. At this point in the roasting process, there will be very little body and acidity left.
*Note: It is not recommended to use dark roast coffee beans in automatic espresso machines. The beans will quickly develop their oils which could block and even damage your machine.• Try our West Coast Blend