Dark roasted coffees are identified by a particular event that occurs during the roasting process which is known as second crack. At a certain temperature the cell structure of the coffee begins to break apart, emitting an audible pop that sounds similar to pouring milk into a bowl of rice krispies. As the cell structure continues to degrade, oils previously stored in the coffee are allowed to escape to the surface of the bean, producing the shiny appearance we can often observe on dark roasted coffees. Dark roasting will lead to increases in perceived body and the overall robust quality of the cup. Give one a try; we’re sure you’ll love it.