Collection: Light Coffee

Light roast coffee gets its name from the light brown color of the beans after they've been roasted. When coffee beans are roasted lightly, they are typically heated for a shorter period of time compared to medium or dark roasts. This shorter roasting time preserves more of the bean's natural flavors and characteristics, resulting in a lighter flavor profile with more acidity and brightness. The lighter roast also allows the unique characteristics of the coffee bean's origin to shine through, providing a more nuanced tasting experience.

Is light roast less caffeinated?

Contrary to what some people might assume, the level of caffeine in coffee isn't significantly affected by the roast level. When coffee beans are roasted, they do lose a small amount of caffeine, but the difference between light, medium, and dark roast in terms of caffeine content is negligible.

The perception that darker roasts are stronger or more caffeinated likely comes from the bolder, more robust flavors associated with dark roasts, which can give the impression of a stronger kick. However, this is not due to caffeine content but rather the flavor compounds developed during the roasting process.

So, whether you're drinking light, medium, or dark roast, the caffeine content will be quite similar. Factors like bean variety, grind size, brewing method, and serving size have a far greater impact on caffeine intake.