The Art and Science of the Roastmaster
The roastmaster considers many factors including the coffee beans’ size, moisture content, quality (grade), and quantity of beans being roasted.
Other more subtle factors considered by the roastmaster include the altitude, weather conditions (e.g., humidity, temperature), the age of the beans, desired darkness (e.g., type of roast—light, medium, or dark), and anything else that might affect the process and the timing of the roasting.
Now that you are familiar with the process of roasting, you are ready to read about the primary Coffee Roast Types and how the different roast characteristics complement particular premium gourmet coffees.
Also check out the Minute-by-Minute Description of roasting coffee.