Some of the arguments of what is and what isn't light are so pubertal, to the likes of: mine is bigger than yours, or if I know/like lighter I have it bigger... Seriously? Im sure we can do better in this forum.
I think you are reading too much into it. Light roast complex?
Suggesting that people hold differing opinions just to be able to size up their e-peen is narrow minded and does not bring the discussion forward.
I know well what coffee I prefer, and I know several who share these preferences. One common property of these roasts is that they seem lighter than most (without underdevelopment, of course). I don't understand why some take issue with others liking lighter roasts...
nuketopia wrote:Objective standards exist for roast levels. The SCAA uses the Agtron Gourmet Coffee scale. Light is well defined, at least in industry. Unfortunately, the Agtron spectrophotometer is fairly expensive. The SCAA offers a set of 10 color tiles that reflect this standard. It's $300. Maybe I'll buy one.
It seems like you would be much better off buying a Tonino. I used to have one, but unfortunately do not recall the numbers I would get from the very light roasts (like Drop).
nuketopia wrote:So, if you want to specify an actual product that I can buy, I'll try it. It looks like Sey offers a number of coffees. I looked at Leuchtfeuer, but being outside the US, somewhat less practical for me to purchase.
You have been given several suggestions both here and in the previous thread. These have all been suggested in both threads:
- La Cabra has free shipping on their sampler. I can recommend them.
- April was said to have free shipping (I have not verified). I can also recommend.
- Drop is quite expensive to ship anywhere outside of Scandinavia, but I recommend them.
All of the above can be extracted to yield very good espresso.