Episode 8: Roast degree

The very light roasts are worlds apart from the darker ones roasted to Second Crack. Light roast is a very small part of the marked and strange to most coffee drinkers. But many coffee people loves it.

An american coffee roaster was surprised to hear in this podcast that a roast could be stopped before the First Crack is over.  In this episode I talk with him about the differences. His names is James Simon. We did kind of a cultural exchange: he tried a light roast on his roaster … and I tried roasting to Second crack on mine.

James Simon has been roasting coffee for 12 years in the family business Almost Heaven Desserts and Coffee in West Virginia, USA.

Link to list of differences between light and dark

Made by Therese Brøndsted, CoffeeNavigated.net

Boenner uens overflade 12sep2016

James Simon and roaster