You have seen this everywhere and perhaps even in Starbucks and are wondering ?
I’ll tell you straight, it is a great tasting that has its origins in the great European nation of France – who are well known for their great culinary culture!
Keep reading for the details about .
A is one that has been roasted to 240C (464F), making it the third darkest of all the coffees ahead of a full city and Vienna but behind an .
It is a perfect for making shots and based drinks both with and without milk as it is deep and dark enough on its own to enjoy as it is without it being too overpowering yet strong enough to cut through the creaminess of the milk.
The produces a that produces a dark, deep mahogany color with a notable shiny coat of oil.
Read: Starbucks French roast history
The and the particular dates to the 1800s and was discovered in France and was taken across their empire as the colonialists expanded, their and followed them, eventually making its way to America where it became a popular choice.
A is known as a in the most eastern parts of Europe. A is not to be confused with a , which is a made with a brewing process using an Ibrik which is unique to that part of Eastern Europe.
Speaking of which, a French press for the same reason. is not to be mistaken with
What Does Like?
Roasted to a deep and dark level and like all , a is noted by its deep, intense, strong dark flavors with hints of smokiness and bittersweet due to a mix of the charred fibers and caramelized sugars.
It has a good body and low acidity.
A has the flavors of the overpowering the natural and unique flavors from the with little flavors of the origin or type of have almost completely gone.
Some French roasts have light hints of and subtle fruity notes.
A quick recap:
- Very , almost burnt and smoky.
- Bittersweet with caramelized tastes.
- A reduced acidity compared to a .
- A Good body.
Let’s talk about the that makes .
How Is ?
A is taken to an internal temperature of 240C (464F) and are roasted beyond the second crack, which is why they are often referred to as being double roasted.
The “crack” sound is first created by the evaporation of the water and creation of and release of steam. The second crack is the sound of the cell walls breaking and releasing the oils.
This process creates a darker color of , a very deep and dark brown. At this high temperature extended time, the oils migrate to the surface, leaving the beans shiny and coated with oils.
It is only dark roasted beans that are roasted to the second crack. Medium, medium-dark and are roasted to only the first crack.
All start out as green and can be roasted to any level.
It is well established by numerous studies and research that is no different. has beneficial properties for your health. A
The health benefits come from the nutritional profile and abundance of antioxidants.
The nutrients in a are:
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid).
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin).
Simply drinking can aid your liver health, brain health, improve your overall nutritional profile and reduce your risk of cancer. At Latte Love Brew, we wish you best of health and encourage you to take good care of yourself.
A is stronger and bolder in than all other roasts with the exception of an . When you try a for the first time you will notice that the is noticeably
deeper and bolder in , even if and when you and enjoying it in a latte or another milk based drink.
It cuts through the milk with ease.
Is it strong in terms of ?
A is not normally strong in as the reduces the amount of , meaning it has less than a and even less still than a .
What Drinks Can You Make With A ?
A is great for making shots and all kinds of beverages, both with and without milk.
Here is a quick list of drinks that you can try:
- Caffe Latte.
- Flat White.
- And more.
The beans are great for many types of brewing processes and techniques, including drip , moka pot, siphon , French press and an Aeropress.
Frequently Asked Questions About
How Do You Describe ?
The term is used in a description and reference to the particular in the category.
It is a particularly high that produces a roasty with the characteristics of the coming more from the than the origins which makes them quite the opposite in this aspect from a where the majority of the flavors come from the origin, the and little from the . and is a deep
A tasty deep with a great and caramelized tones that is brilliant for milk based drinks.
Is The Same As ?
and are one and the same. An is an umbrella term that is used to describe the group of roasts that can be used to make an .
While all can be used for pulling a shot of , it is rare that a full city and a Vienna are used.
More common is the use of and . These two can be distinguished by their color and .
A can be the same as an , but not always!
How Do You Use A ?
A can be used as a straight shot and goes well in all the milk based drinks. is not the only brewing process that can be used for this .
As corny as it sounds, are great in a French press or other full immersion brewing method. Moka pot, siphon and a drip .
Why Does Burnt?
A tastes burnt because the takes the beans to a high temperature of 240C (464F). The burnt and bitter notes go hand in hand and are caused by the charred and burnt fibers of the .
It is a characteristic of the and of the beans.
Does Have More ?
No, a has a reduced when compared to other roasts. As a very general rule of thumb, as you go up the levels, the lower the gets.
There is not a great difference in the amount of processes. between each of the
The amount of is a lot more complicated than the profile. The type of , arabica or robusta plays its role as does the actual , how it is processed, its location and more. that is in
…And the brewing process plays a large role too.
Is Good For Cappuccino?
Yes, a is great for cappuccino, particularly if you want a potent and strong dominating your beverage.
Personally, I find a better than the two other dark roasts of Full City and Vienna below it.
Final Thoughts – ?
If you have read this far, you know all about this rather deep and of . If anyone asks you , you can explain it to them or point them to this article.
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