Medium Roast Coffee has a brown color that is a little darker than light roast. However, just like light roast, it does not have any oil on the surface of the beans. Instead of having delicate flavors, medium roast has a more balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity between dark and light roasts.
Medium Roasts can also be left to roast a little longer to be considered Medium-Dark. This roast is much richer and darker in color, with oils starting to surface the beans. These levels of roasting preserve the unique flavors of the coffee and is a great balance between acidity and body.
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.
If you are looking for a thinner body and more delicate flavors, light roast coffee is the way to go!