Which Coffee Roasts Are The Strongest?

Date December 4, 2018

Superior Coffee Roasts at Don Pablo

Here at Don Pablo Coffee, we pride ourselves on our wide selection of specialty coffees & roasts, all small batch roasted to order. All our coffees are chosen from the top 1% of Arabica beans available. Many people ask for strong, bold coffee, but which roasts are the strongest? Let’s explore the varying strengths of light, medium and dark roasted coffees.

Dark Roast

Many people think a dark, rich roast makes a strong coffee, but surprisingly, the opposite is true. A dark roast may mean the beans are roasted longer, but as it turns out, caffeine content decreases with roasting. A dark coffee is roasted longer to give the coffee beans their rich, brown hues, but the coffee will be weaker as it contains less caffeine.

Medium Roast

A medium roasted coffee offers a balanced flavor, acidity, and aroma. It typically makes a smooth cup that has more body than lighter roasts, and contains a bit more caffeine than a dark roast, but less than a light roast. Usually, medium roast coffees are commonly called breakfast blend, house blend, regular blend, or American blend.

Light Roast

The strongest, most bold coffee is light roast. Containing the highest amount of caffeine, a light roast coffee retains more of the origin flavors of the bean due to its minimal processing. No oil is present on the surface of the bean, as is found with dark roasts. Light coffees are highly acidic and offer a toasted grain taste.

Find Your Perfect Roast With Don Pablo Coffee

Don Pablo Coffee offers strong coffee for those who love a bold cup, as well as medium and dark roasts for those with other tastes. Each and every bag of our coffee is made using only 100% gourmet Arabica beans, so you can be sure you are drinking a delicious, high quality beverage every time. With wholesale, roasted-to-order options, and small batch artisan roasted specialty coffees, you’re sure to find exactly what you need at Don Pablo. Browse our options and purchase coffee online today!