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Perfect coffee roasting is an art form that must be perfected over many years. There are many important variables that must be considered when roasting coffee including origin, moisture content, age of the green (unroasted) coffee bean, and even the weather! The slightest mistake can ruin the flavour of the delicate beans. Our roast-masters use history, sound, sight and smell to determine when the fresh coffee beans are roasted to perfection for each individual bean. Timing is everything.

At Café Racer Coffee, we provide fresh roasted coffee beans to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and customers across Australia. Our fresh roasted coffee beans online are roasted in small batches, making sure that the beans are consistent in shape and size so that they roast evenly and after the coffee is cooled, it is de-stoned and then immediately packaged to protect it from oxygen, sunlight and water, all of which can alter the taste of the beans. Different types of roasts are used to accentuate qualities in the beans or to prepare a bean for a certain style of preparation, such as by press, drip or espresso.

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Light Roasts

Light roasted beans are a light caramel brown colour with a light body and the bean will exhibit more of its "origin flavour" – that is, the flavours created in the bean by the soil and weather conditions in the location where it was grown. Coffee beans from famous regions like Java, Kenya, Hawaiian Kona, and Jamaican Blue Mountain are usually roasted lightly so their signature characteristics dominate the flavour. Our fresh, lighter roasted coffee beans usually have a higher concentration of caffeine and higher acidity, a characteristic that yields an especially aromatic brew for coffee lovers across Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Some common names are Light City, Half City, Cinnamon (roasted to just before first crack), and New England.

Medium Roasts

Medium roasted coffees are medium brown in colour with more body than light roasts. Like the lighter roasts, they have no oil on the bean surfaces. However, medium roasts lack the grainy taste of the light roasts, exhibiting more balanced flavour, aroma, and acidity. Caffeine is somewhat decreased, but there is more caffeine than in darker roasts.

Some common names are Regular Roast, American Roast (the traditional roast in the eastern United States, roasted to the end of the first crack), City Roast (medium brown, a typical roast throughout the United States), and Breakfast Roast.

Medium-Dark Roasts

Medium-dark roasts have a richer, darker colour with some oil beginning to show on the surface of the beans. Our fresh, medium-dark roasted coffee beans have a heavy body in comparison with the lighter or medium roasts. Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney customers can enjoy a low-acidity brew with a heavy body.

Some common names are Full-City (roasted to the beginning of the second crack), After Dinner and Vienna Roast (roasted to the middle of the second crack, sometimes characterised as a dark roast instead).

Dark Roasts

Dark roasted coffees are dark brown in colour, like chocolate, or sometimes almost black. You can see a sheen of oil on the surface, which is usually evident in the cup when the dark roast coffee is brewed. Our fresh roasted coffee beans’ origin flavours are eclipsed by the flavours of the roasting process. The coffee will generally have a bitter and smoky or even burnt taste. The amount of caffeine is substantially decreased.

Some common names are French, Italian, Espresso, Continental, New Orleans and Spanish Roast.

Ultimately, it's all about the taste, the flavour and the aroma. You may prefer a lighter roast in the morning (with more caffeine) and a darker one later in the day. Coffee, including the optimal roast level, is a personal preference. What's yours? Contact us for fresh roasted coffee beans delivered across Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

A café racer is a motorcycle that has been modified for speed and handling, rather than show. In line with the same philosophy, we have streamlined our operation to allow us to roast small batches on order, and then get the coffee to you before the de-gassing is finished and the profile peaks, to allow you to enjoy all the full flavours that the beans you have selected will allow.