What’s the Difference Between Haymaker Roasts?

The difference between coffee Roasts

As a coffee drinker, you probably know what type of roast you prefer. Heck, you probably refuse to drink anything else. We get that. That’s why we’ve developed different roast profiles for different coffee drinkers. All our coffee products are made from a proprietary blend of premium beans from Central and South America. Whichever Haymaker roast you choose, you’ll enjoy 100% Arabica beans roasted right here in the U.S.A. But if they are all cut from the same cloth, what makes Haymaker roasts taste different?

Medium Roast Coffee

Medium roast coffees are a more straightforward option for coffee drinkers looking for something a bit more middle-of-the-road. Often called American or City because of how popular it is over here, medium roasts have a medium acidity and a more nuanced flavor profile. At Haymaker, our Middleweight Roast has a buff flavor that’s balanced and bright. In fact, it’s specially crafted to provide a smooth but bold taste that doesn’t need any fancy stuff (unless you prefer some add-ons).

Dark Roast Coffee

Dark roasts are made from beans that have either been roasted at a higher temperature, for a longer time, or both. These beans typically have less acidity – but they also can have a deeper, richer flavor. You may hear them referred to as French or Italian roasts, because of the origin of the specific roasting method used. Some brands’ dark roasts can taste bitter due to roast temperature, but we were able to remove the bitterness and keep the low acidity in our full-bodied Haymaker Heavyweight. Our dark roast also doubles as a mean cold brew, If that's your thing!

Different people like different roasts – whichever you pick, it should taste high quality. At Haymaker, we make sure all of our roasts are made with specialty grade beans (the best of the best), some American grit, and a lot of hustle. Our roasters have more than 40 years of combined coffee experience, resulting in some seriously good coffee. Plus, we only use 100% Arabica beans to ensure a high quality Haymaker roast that will fuel you day-in and day-out, with no excuses!