For those of you who have been aimlessly drinking coffee for years but still struggling to discover what roast suits you perfectly, we hope this guide inspires you to broaden your horizon and try different coffee. It’s usually in trying the things you assume you won’t like that you discover your favorites!
There are a few things to look for when picking coffee, starting with where the coffee comes from. From there, it’s important to understand preference. Do you prefer chocolate or fruity flavors? Perhaps, you tend to like earthy, bitter flavors? Typically, these flavor notes will be written on the box you purchase, or your local cafe barista will gladly let you know. This goes along with knowing your roast.
Roast is a very key component in deciding which coffee is right for you;it plays a huge role in the flavor of your coffee. Coffee comes in light, medium, dark and extra dark roasts.
We go into more detail about each type of roast here. But in short, a lighter roast has a complex flavor profile that is more apparent in your coffee. Because it retains more of the original coffee characteristics, this taste is very distinct with a more acidic palate. Medium roast coffee is more commonly enjoyed due to its well-rounded flavor profile. You’ll notice that this roast offers a caramel sweetness that is a perfect balance between light and dark roast coffee. Lastly, the dark roast! This roast can be seen as “bittersweet,” meaning, the bold and rich toasty flavor also has hints of decadent chocolate that makes this such a smooth and classic taste. Oftentimes it is even enjoyed without added dairy or creamer.
The saying, “you simply won’t know until you try” holds so much truth! This is especially true when it comes to coffee. Flavor profiles and characters that describe coffee won’t always make sense, especially to someone that doesn’t have much experience drinking it. Trying various blends while mulling over these characteristics will allow you to put a face to what is written on the boxes.
Luckily for you, we have a solution for you that will make your life so much easier. Save yourself from multiple costly trips to the coffee shop, our Angelino’s Variety Packs come in several coffee flavors giving you the opportunity to try each one and decide which ones you like.