Coffee Roasting Is a Science

We are craftspeople who love working with the medium of coffee. We geek out about it constantly, which you’ll no-doubt have noticed if you’ve visited one of our stores. Why do we obsess over our beans? Because coffee is such a versatile beverage! Of course, many people enjoy coffee on a basic level. As long as it’s caffeinated and it gets you out of bed, that’s good enough. However, there’s also a complexity and an intricacy to the flavor of coffee. That’s our wheelhouse. While the origin of the bean — the climate, soil, humidity, variety — plays a huge role in the flavor profile of coffee, the roasting process is another area for experimentation. That’s why we have a San Franciscan roaster in store. We love mixing the art and science of coffee roasting.

When You Roast Your Own Coffee, You Have the Control

Just like baking or cooking, every variable is a factor when it comes to roasting coffee. The temperature, duration, and relative humidity during roasting all determine what kind of flavor profile you’ll achieve. You’ve probably seen coffee labeled as “light roast,” “medium roast,” and “dark roast.” These labels are a product of the roasting specifications. Different roasts pair better with different beans. It’s all about matching the existing flavor profiles of beans to the right roasting technique.

When Art and Science Meet, You Create Coffee Magic

Just like any chef or baker, we love getting to play with the artistry behind our craft. While there is a science to roasting, combining a regimented approach with a spirit of playfulness leads to the most inspired results. Our roasters are always playing with bean and roast combinations. If you’ve got ideas or roasting experience of your own, we’d love to hear about it. We’re always up to talk about any portion of the coffee craft.

Find Your Ideal Coffee Roast at Dunn Brothers in Coralville

If you’re ready to deep dive into coffee flavor profiles and science, we’re waiting for you! We love to talk (coffee) shop, so don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation. We’ve also got a full selection of delicious breakfast items to pair with your beverage and an awesome outdoor seating area. To learn more about our roast selections, contact Dunn Brothers Coffee in Coralville, IA at 319-665-2020.