Roast types: City roast

There are numerous terms you can use to describe your roasting style. Consider phrases like French roast, Italian roast, and City roast in addition to the categories light, medium, and dark roast. We talk about that last term in this article.


One of the most popular roasts is a city roast. It serves as a synonym for medium roast coffee beans. With this roast, the initial crack is entirely completed, resulting in fully grown beans with a variety of aromas and characteristics. The beans are a medium brown color.

City roast vs Full city roast 

We are familiar with both the city roast and the whole city roast. These beans have a slightly darker roast. They are roasted dry and have a dark brown color. The beans don’t start roasting until the second crack, after the first crack. The whole city roast is often referred to as light French and light espresso.

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