Many people believe that the roast and the strength of coffee are the same thing. You may be under the impression that a darker, richer roast of coffee is stronger, but that isn’t the case. Read on to learn some facts that many people do not realize about the strength and roast of organic coffee.

Lighter roasts are more caffeinated.

It may seem counterintuitive to you, but light roast coffees are actually more caffeinated than their darker equivalents. The longer coffee beans are roasted, the richer the flavor, but the less caffeine it maintains. Light roast coffees retain the caffeine in the beans more than dark roasts.

The strength of the coffee is dependent on how it is brewed, not how it is roasted.

Contrary to what you may believe, the strength of your organic coffee is dictated by the ratio of water to grounds during brewing, not how the beans are roasted. A dark roast coffee may taste more bitter, but that doesn’t mean it is any stronger. Only the person who brews the coffee determines how strong it is.

Espresso isn’t a strong roast of coffee.

Some people are under the impression that espresso is just a stronger roast of coffee, but espresso actually gets its strength from brewing, not roasting. Espresso is created by a process of brewing finely ground coffee beans with a high-pressure method. You can make espresso with any type of roast.

When you are ready for a cup of organic coffee, regardless of roast, come to Vees Cafe. We are an organic cafe with three different locations around Los Angeles.