Roasting Styles

Roasting coffee is both a science and an art, transforming green coffee beans into the aromatic and flavourful beans we brew to enjoy our daily cup. Within coffee roasting, different methods cater to specific brewing styles. In this article, we'll delve into the variances between omni, espresso, and filter coffee roasting techniques, and we choose omni roasting.

    • Omni Roasting: 
      • The focus is on bringing out the inherent flavours of the coffee beans while ensuring they can be extracted optimally across different brewing devices.
      • Roasters tailor the roast profile to strike a balance between acidity, sweetness, and body, allowing for versatility without compromising flavour.
    • Espresso Roasting:

      • Espresso roasting focuses on producing beans tailored for the espresso brewing method, which requires a finer grind and shorter extraction time.
      • Espresso roasts are typically darker and emphasize qualities like richness, intensity, and caramelisation to create a robust flavour profile.
      • Roasters carefully control the roast development to achieve a balance between acidity and bitterness, ensuring a depth of flavour and a creamy texture in the espresso shot.
    • Filter Coffee Roasting:

      • Filter coffee roasting complements drip, pour-over, and immersion brewing methods, which rely on longer extraction times and coarser grinds.
      • Beans roasted for filter coffee are lighter in colour and feature a flavour profile with pronounced acidity, delicate floral notes, and a clean finish.
      • Roasters use a lighter roast profile to preserve the natural characteristics of the beans, resulting in greater clarity and complexity in the brewed cup.

Why We Omni Roast:

    1. Versatility:

      • Omni roasting allows coffee enthusiasts to enjoy a single batch of beans across various brewing methods, catering to diverse preferences and experimentation.
    2. Flavour Complexity:

      • Omni roasting emphasises the intrinsic flavours of the coffee beans, resulting in a nuanced, broad and complex profile compared to roasts tailored exclusively for espresso or filter brewing.
      • By achieving a balance between acidity, sweetness, and body, omni-roasted beans offer a multi-dimensional sensory experience that evolves with each sip.
    3. Consistency:

      • The omni approach ensures consistency in flavour, acidity, and body across batches, providing consumers with a reliable coffee experience.
      Neon believes in roasting for the origin and not for a prescribed 'filter or espresso?' roast style. We use roasting as a tool to tease out the unique flavours that are inherent in the coffee and let the work of the producer speak. We aim for a clear taste, that has a balance between sweetness and acidity in the cup without any notes of roast in the taste, giving you a coffee that works for both filter and espresso.