What You Need for the Perfect Cup of Dark Roast Coffee

When it comes to dark roast coffee, many factors go into creating the perfect cup. The type of beans, grind size, and how long you allow beans to steep all affect the flavor and strength of your coffee. This blog post will walk you through everything so you can make dark roast coffee like a pro!

What Sets Dark Roast coffee Apart?

First up, let's touch on a few fun facts about these specialty roast coffee beans before we get into brewing up your perfect cup.

Fun Fact #1: Dark roasts are typically bolder and more robust than light, medium, or mild roasts. This means that dark roasted coffees contain nearly twice the caffeine as light ones.

Fun Fact #2: Dark roasts are typically less bitter than lighter roasted beans, but they have a more pronounced flavor and vary from smoky to chocolaty.

Fun Fact #3: Another thing that sets dark roast coffee apart is the grind size – it's much coarser to reduce the surface area, which leads to a slower brewing time when compared with other types of coffee grains.

Fun Fact #4: Lastly, dark roasts need double the amount of time as medium or mild roasted beans for steeping before you drink them!

Are your taste buds tingling for a fresh cup of dark roast yet? Alright, let's brew!

The Pursuit of the Perfect Cup of Dark Roast

  1. Start with dark roast coffee beans. Who would've thought, right? There are many different types of roasts, but we highly recommend you start with our dark roast to capture the richest flavor and most caffeine content. Dark roast is an excellent place to start if you're a novice coffee connoisseur, as it will be easier on your taste buds than lighter roasts. (For more in-depth information about dark roasts versus light roasts, stay tuned for our upcoming blog post all about this).
  2. Next, choose how finely or coarsely ground your dark-roasted coffee should be. Keep in mind that the finer the grind size, the stronger the brew. That’s because there is less surface area exposed, so water can't get into all those cracks and crevices during the brewing time. When your coffee drips through filtration paper, it's going to be stronger because there will be less water. If you prefer dark roasts with a smoother, more even taste, go for the coarser grind size.
  3. Now, it's time to decide how strong your dark roast coffee should be. There are plenty of factors that contribute to the strength of your coffee:
  • How finely or coarsely ground is the dark roasted coffee?
  • What kind of beans are used in making the dark roasted coffee?
  • How much dark roasted coffee are you brewing at one time?

After considering all these options in your brewing process, your cup (or pot) of dark roast coffee is ready to be brewed to its perfect strength and flavor.

We hope you’ve found this article helpful when it comes time to brew your next cup of Sprout & Blossom dark roast coffee. Here at the S&B headquarters, we roast 100% organic, small-batch coffee and specialize in using the highest quality grade beans we can find across the globe for our java-loving customers.

Trust us when we say that our experts have been brewing up delicious cups of coffee long before it was cool! Whether you're looking for something light, bold, rich, or robust, we can help you find your perfect cup of joe.

Now get out there and start drinking up all life has to offer — one bold cup of coffee at a time!