Light Roast Coffee has a lighter shade of brown and there is no oil on the surface. This coffee roast retains most of its original coffee characteristic, has the highest acidity, and can retain most of the caffeine from the coffee bean.
This flavor profile is commonly preferred by coffee enthusiasts, and is described as “bright”. This occurs because the coffee beans aren’t left for too long when roasting, which makes it more dense with moisture inside. Although light roast coffee will have a thinner body, it is more complex as it provides more caffeine, acidity, and towards a fruity or herbal flavor (2).
If you are looking for a thinner body and more delicate flavors, light roast coffee is the way to go!