Selecting your right type of coffee

Has it ever happened to you that either being in line at our coffee shop or even in the comfort of your home while navigating our Carmela Coffee website, you start sweating just by trying to decide which type of coffee works better for you? No worries, you're not the only one.

At times, unless you’re a coffee expert, the description of each coffee just makes you feel you know nothing about your favorite beverage. It can get confusing and even intimidating when you realize there’s only one person left in front of you in the line, or that you have been hovering on the screen of your laptop, and you still have no clue what you want.

Regardless of what you’re going for, ground coffee or whole beans, you need to ask yourself what your flavor preferences are, knowing what you like will go a long way in helping you decide. At the same time, make sure you have a coffee grinder handy in case you go for the whole beans.

Arabica and Robusta are the two main coffee species that are widely produced and sold. However, the intensity of the flavor doesn't necessarily depend on the type of bean or climate, when it comes to coffee flavor the process of roasting plays a huge part. The most pronounced flavor of the coffee is usually determined by how the beans were roasted. At Carmela Coffee Company, we pride ourselves in offering freshly roasted coffee. When you hear someone talking about the roasting process, it refers to bringing out the aroma and flavor that is inside the green coffee beans through the heat to turn them into those dark brown beans we all know and love. Roasting has very little standardization, so to make it easier to understand, we can say that roast falls into one of four categories depending on the color of the bean; light, medium, medium-dark, and dark.

Contrary to the beliefs, the light roast beans have slightly more caffeine and a more acidic flavor.

Medium roast beans compared to light roast beans have a darker color with a sweeter, more balanced flavor, and crisp acidity, they have a little less caffeine. A medium-dark roast usually has a substantial body, and the flavor may be spicy, perhaps with a bittersweet tang.

And the dark roast beans are less dense, less caffeinated and, more single-note in flavor. In conclusion, light roast coffees have a thinner body and more delicate flavors and dark roast coffees are more full-bodied with bolder flavors. The best way to fully understand the difference of flavors is to take your time and brew a pot of each and figure out what you like more. Carmela Coffee Company website offers the ease of a coffee subscription, so you can brew happiness whenever you want, your coffee can be delivered to you weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and you can pause it, skip it or cancel it anytime.

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