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The best medium-roast coffee begins with the best beans and grounds. Our roasters work hard to ensure you’re starting at an advantage when you brew with these single origins and blends.

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East Timor
Chocolaty & Sweet
East Timor
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El Molino, El Salvador
Chocolaty & Sweet
El Molino, El Salvador
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Costa Rica La Minita
Chocolaty & Sweet
Costa Rica La Minita
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Flatlander Signature Blend
Sweet & Smooth
Flatlander Signature Blend
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Carmela's
Sweet & Smooth
Carmela's
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Old World Vienna
Sweet & Smooth
Old World Vienna
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Ethiopia Yirgz
Subtle & Delicate
Ethiopia Yirgz
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Blend
Sweet & Smooth
Blend
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House Blend
Sweet & Smooth
House Blend
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Ethiopia
Balanced & Fruity
Ethiopia
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Highline Blend
Balanced & Fruity
Highline Blend
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Flor Del Sol Signature Blend
Sweet & Smooth
Flor Del Sol Signature Blend
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Burundi
Comforting & Rich
Burundi
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Old Crow Cuppa Joe
Balanced & Fruity
Old Crow Cuppa Joe
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Emporium House Blend
Sweet & Smooth
Emporium House Blend
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Colombia
Sweet & Smooth
Colombia
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71 House Blend
Sweet & Smooth
71 House Blend
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Klatch's Best House Blend
Balanced & Fruity
Klatch's Best House Blend
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Coffee Talk
Our Coffee Expert Says

What does medium roast coffee mean?

A medium roasted coffee means that the coffee has hit first crack and then undergone a completed development of sugars within the bean to create a balanced roast. It stops far shy of second crack, but some of the oils may still express themselves during the roasting process. Medium roast coffee will be medium to light-dark brown in color. The individual characteristics of the coffee will just begin to give way to the roast’s flavors and aromas, resulting in a sweet balance of acidity and body. Medium roasts tend to have fuller bodies, as the sugars are developed but not broken down. The beans won’t be as brittle as a dark roast, and generally have a more even particle size than fragile dark roasts when ground.

Are all medium roast coffees roasted the same amount?

Nope! There is a range in which medium coffees can fall in and still be considered “medium”. There is different equipment in the industry to determine this range, Color Track, Agtron, and Javalytics among many others. To be considered a medium roast, the coffee has to be medium brown and have flavors and characteristics indicative of the green coffee, with the flavor fully developed. There are many ways to go about this, and it’s up to the skill of the roaster to nail that medium roast.

Is medium roast coffee more or less acidic than light roast?

Medium roast is less acidic than a lighter roast. Heat breaks down a lot of chlorogenic acids during the roasting process, and the longer the coffee bean is exposed to that heat, the more those acids break down, making the acidity less perceptible. A medium roast also has more developed sugars, flavors, aftertaste, and body to balance the acidity more evenly than a lighter roast, which has much less development overall.