The Roast

Roasted Coffee

Correctly roasted coffee brings all of the cup characteristics into balance and optimizes the individual taste characteristics that reveal a coffee's singular personality.

Coffee beans are roasted by applying uniformly dispersed heat in a variable manner over an adjustable time frame. This is called the roast profile. Each coffee has a different roast profile with sub-profiles for different degrees of roast. The profiles must be constantly modified to neutralize changes in the ambient temperature and humidity, as well as to counter-balance the natural changes in green coffee as it ages. This requires the Roastmaster to possess technical skills combined with an artisan's touch.

The following are descriptions of the differing degrees of roast that we offer. The selected roast often depends upon the intended use of the coffee; i.e. for drip coffee, French press or espresso.