What Is Light Roast Coffee?

Light roast coffee is just one of the variable. There are so many different variables in coffee. There are thousand different types, brands, and flavors of coffee.

They come from two classes of coffee trees. The beans used to brew coffee are in fact seeds which can be found inside the berries.

When the beans are detached from the berries, their color is green. These green beans are not yet set to be made as coffee. So roasting is needed, be it a light roast coffee or a dark roast coffee.

In roasting coffee, source of heat is very important. This is because the heat is the one who roast the coffee beans. During roasting, heat turns the fats and carbohydrates of the coffee beans into aromatic oils.

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In addition, carbon dioxide and moisture of the coffee are burnt during the process, thus breaking down and improving the acids and also enhancing the perfect flavor of the coffee.

A coffee that is lightly roasted is roasted for a short period of time. A lightly roasted coffee has more flavors characteristic.

Light roast coffee refers on a coffee that not roasted for a long period of time. A coffee that is light roasted has delicate flavors and it is more acidic.

It also has more caffeine than dark roasted coffee.

Most American connoisseur ground coffee manufacturer in the market sell light roast coffee beans. This roasted bean has roasting style like half city, cinnamon roast, light city, and New England style.

A light roasted coffee has a dry surface and has a lighter bodied flavor. The roasting procedure for light roasted coffee beans doesn’t extend long after the first crack has been heard.

Roasting coffee beans can also be done at home easily. Home roasting is good for the people who want to roast their coffee beans for their personal consumption.

People are very inventive and to get the best results, they have developed devised to roast a coffee. This led some kitchen appliances to be morphed from their usual purpose and they were used as a home coffee roaster.

Some home equipment includes stove-top popcorn poppers, popcorn poppers, bread machines, heat guns and barbecue roasters.

The most common method of home roasting is the customized bread machine and hot air popcorn popper.

Moreover, you can also use advance home roasting appliances like automatic roaster. This roaster can do the job just by setting it.

Light roast coffee is preferred by some coffee lovers, especially to those who looked on the flavor.

After knowing the roast of your coffee, you might want to know more about the different coffee machines, do check out our homepage for more information.

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In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

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Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

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PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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