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    italian/espresso roast

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    i have been reading that these type of roasts being darker tend to have less acidity in general.
    Is this too much of a general term , i thought it would depend on the bean roasted.
    Gathered i roast any bean i have to a dark roast, and they all still have a different taste. I just happened onto a site that was talking about all the different roasts and these were up the dark end of the spectrum of roasting.
    I guess it`s all a matter of taste, is the italian/espresso roast done to a specific bean??
    Just a thought.

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    Re: italian/espresso roast

    Quote Originally Posted by 1B382D2D38570 link=1245992148/0#0 date=1245992148
    is the italian/espresso roast done to a specific bean?
    I was watching an old show Id taped a while back where they interviewed Mr Lavazza and he said they import 24 different beans IIRC, including Robusta.
    They do different blends depending on the different tastes preferred in different areas of Italy.
    Some have more Robusta, others less, and obviously each blend may also have different beans from the 24 different ones they use.

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    Re: italian/espresso roast

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02213434214E0 link=1245992148/0#0 date=1245992148
    i have been reading that these type of roasts being darker tend to have less acidity in general.
    Is this too much of a general term , i thought it would depend on the bean roasted.
    As a generalisation, yes. Whilst there will be marked differences among beans of different origins/processing etc., a darker roast will generally result in a coffee with lower acidity. I believe Ive read its due to the fact that during the roasting process the acids in the seed ;) are converted to sugars, ergo, darker roast, more acids have been converted to sugar. However, roast too dark, and the sugars then caramlise and then start to burn.



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