Light Roast Coffee

Light roast coffee is a popular choice among coffee enthusiasts for its distinct, bright and fruity flavour profile. Light roast coffee beans often have less time in the roaster at lower temperatures to preserve the vibrant characteristics of the particular coffee bean. Naturally processed and washed speciality coffee beans are...
Light roast coffee is a popular choice among coffee enthusiasts for its distinct, bright and fruity flavour profile. Light roast coffee beans often have less time in the roaster at lower temperatures to preserve the vibrant characteristics of the particular coffee bean. Naturally processed and washed speciality coffee beans are regularly roasted lightly to maximise the taste and aroma potential within the bean.

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Kalingwe

Uganda

Kalingwe

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Blood Orange Strawberry Honey

From £10.50

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Rwanda - Rwamatamu | Home Compostable Coffee Pods

Rwanda

Rwamatamu | Home Compostable Coffee Pods

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Peach Honey Brown Sugar

£5.40

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Pink Bourbon | Special Release

Colombia

Pink Bourbon | Special Release

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Grapefruit Praline Hops

£16.00

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Orange Bourbon | Special Release

Colombia

Orange Bourbon | Special Release

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Bergamot Apricot Shortbread

£19.75

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Lion Slayer

Kenya

Lion Slayer

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Blueberry Passionfruit Pecan

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One
crucial stage in the light roasting process is known as the "first
crack." This is a pivotal moment when the coffee beans reach a certain
temperature, causing them to crack open. The first crack marks the transition
from light to medium roast and is crucial for developing the unique flavours
associated with light roast coffee. During this phase, the beans expand and
release their aromatic oils, contributing to the characteristic brightness and
acidity of the final cup.

Light roast coffee is celebrated for its high acidity, floral
notes, and a pronounced fruitiness that sets it apart from darker roasts. The
shorter roasting time allows the intrinsic flavours of the coffee beans to
shine through, offering a more nuanced and complex taste experience. Common
descriptors for light roast coffees include citrusy, floral, and tea-like,
providing a refreshing alternative for those who appreciate a brighter and livelier
cup.

Additionally, light roast coffee contains higher levels of
caffeine compared to darker roasts, as the longer roasting times of darker
varieties lead to a reduction in caffeine content. This makes light roast
coffee an appealing choice for those seeking a more robust caffeine kick in
their morning brew.

In conclusion, light roast coffee, with its emphasis on lightly
roasted coffee beans and the pivotal first crack, delivers a unique and vibrant
coffee experience. Its bright acidity, floral notes, and higher caffeine
content make it a favourite among connoisseurs who appreciate the nuanced and
complex flavours that emerge from this meticulous roasting process.