Roast Difference

Type Of Roast
Color
Oil On Surface?
Taste
Amount Of Caffeine
Internal Temperature Of Beans At Roasting Peak

Light brown
No
Toasted grain with pronounced acidity
High
Approx. 400°F

Brown
No
Balanced flavor, aroma, and acidity
Medium
Approx. 420°F

Dark brown
Some
Heavy, full body flavor with small taste of spice
Low
Approx. 445°F

Black
Yes
Bitter, smoky, or burnt taste
Very Low
Approx. 475°F