The TC roast intensity scale

We use this scale to give you an idea of how we have roasted this coffee and how it might work best in your equipment.

Most of our roasts are “omniroasts”. This means that they will work well for fuller-bodied filter or espresso. We rate them 1-5 from light to darker roast.

These are amongst our lightest roasts and they’re roasted to about mid-way between first and second crack
If you’re into filter or pourover, you should like these
In espresso machines, they will be best suited to to be consumed as a fruity espresso or lungo rather than to serve with milk
Temperature: You’ll most likely need a dual boiler machine to get the best from these as they work well in the upper temperature ranges. Try 96 deg. C as a start point
Lighter roasts require larger doses. You might start with 19g in a larger double or triple basket.

 

These are lighter roasts and they’re roasted to a little more than mid-way between first and second crack. If you’re into filter or pourover, you should like these
In espresso machines, they will be best suited to to be consumed as an espresso or lungo rather than to serve with milk
Temperature: If you have a dual boiler machine, these will work well in the upper temperature ranges. Try 95 deg. C as a start point
Lighter roasts require larger doses. You might start with 19g in a larger double or triple basket

 

These are medium roasts and they’re roasted to a little before second crack. If you’re into milk or fuller-bodied espresso, you should like these
In espresso machines, they will be best suited to to be consumed as an espresso or served with milk
Temperature: If you have a dual boiler machine, these will work well in the mid temperature ranges. Try 94 deg. C as a start point
Medium roasts will accomodate smaller doses. You might start with 17g in a double basket.

 

These are medium-dark roasts and they’re roasted to just before second crack. If you’re into milk or fuller-bodied espresso, you should like these.
In espresso machines, they will be best suited to to be consumed as an espresso or served with milk
Temperature: If you have a dual boiler machine, these will work well in the mid temperature ranges. Try 93 deg. C as a start point
You might start with 16g in a double basket.

 

These are our darkest roasts and they’re roasted to just into second crack. If you’re into milk or very full bodied espresso, you should like these.
In espresso machines, they will be best suited to to be consumed under milk, but could be consumed as an espresso. They will also work well in superauto machines. They’re too dark for filter but deliver a huge espresso and shine when served with milk
Temperature: If you have a dual boiler machine, these will work well in the low temperature ranges. Try 90-92 deg. C as a start point
Darker roasts will accomodate smaller doses. You might start with 15g in a double basket.