Roasted Coffee Beans: Understanding Flavour Profiles of Your Homemade Brews

Coffee lovers are always on the lookout for that perfect cup. Some may say it's in your hands, but others will tell you that there is no such thing as bad coffee — just different flavours! The truth, of course, lies somewhere between those two extremes; brewing techniques and settings can make all kinds of differences when experimenting with your bean-to-cup coffee maker for wonderful brews. However, the coffee beans you use will also greatly determine the resultant flavour profiles of your homemade coffee.

In a previous article, we covered some of the best coffee beans to use for the perfect espresso, depending on the De’Longhi Dedica coffee machine you choose to go with. In this article, we will focus on how the different types of roasted coffee beans can affect the flavour of your homemade coffee.

How Roasted Coffee Beans Affect Your Brew’s Flavour Profile

One of the biggest determinants of how your coffee brew will taste is the type of coffee beans you use when preparing your cup of caffeinated goodness. Different coffee beans will feature different natural flavours, which are influenced by the climate where the beans are grown in and the way that the beans have been processed before being sealed. For example, Arabica coffee beans are well known for being exceptionally superior in taste while offering a smooth, sweet mouthfeel filled with flavour notes of chocolate and sugar. Some of the Arabica beans available in Malaysia can also give off hints of fruits and berries. 

On top of the above, coffee beans also develop new flavours when roasted, with both the roasting time and temperature playing a part in the resultant flavours that get brought out from the roasted coffee beans. In general, lighter roasts are more acidic and have a lighter body, whereas darker roasts have less.

At De’Longhi Malaysia, we have premium coffee beans that have been strategically and systematically roasted to bring out the best possible tastes and aromas. Here is a list of some of our customer’s absolute favourite roasted Arabica coffee beans at De’Longhi Malaysia:

Classico Whole Coffee Beans

A classic blend of 50% Arabica and 50% Robusta coffee beans from the South American region, De'Longhi Malaysia's Classico Whole Coffee Beans present notes of tobacco with hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, strong, and rich in aroma, this blend is perfect for coffee connoisseurs who like to indulge in different types of coffee from day to day. Made with only the finest quality beans, De'Longhi Malaysia's Classico Whole Coffee Beans are roasted to perfection to deliver a rich and full-flavoured cup of coffee every time that will undoubtedly please even the most discerning of coffee drinkers. 

Decaffeinato Whole Coffee Beans

Need your coffee fixed without the caffeine? De'Longhi Malaysia's first-ever decaffeinated espresso coffee beans give you all the flavour you crave with none of the caffeine. Notes of tobacco and chocolate make this blend a rich and indulgent choice. With the natural CO2 extraction method ensuring that all the caffeine is removed, you can still enjoy a delicious cup of coffee any time of day or night without having to worry about sleeplessness or energy crashes.

Caffe Crema Whole Coffee Beans

De’Longhi Malaysia’s Caffe Crema Whole Coffee Beans is a high-quality espresso coffee bean blend made from 100% roasted Arabica beans. The unique combination of sweetness and pleasant acidity gives this coffee a distinctive aroma and taste that is sure to please. The rich, velvet consistency these coffee beans provide creates a perfect mouthfeel for a pleasurable drinking experience, while the intense aftertaste lingers long after your last sip. 

Salezione Whole Coffee Beans

A 70% Arabica, 30% Robusta blend, these beans have been medium roasted to provide an intense aroma and a sweet but persistent finish, with notes of fruit and cocoa. De’Longhi Malaysia’s Salezione Whole Coffee Beans are sourced from only the finest growers in Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Congo, India and Indonesia. Our roasting process is designed to preserve the unique characteristics of each bean, such that you can enjoy some of the best coffee you’ve ever tasted right in the comforts of your home.

Keeping Your Coffee Beans Fresh

It is also especially important that you always use fresh coffee beans for your brews at home. Once coffee beans are grounded, they start to lose flavour and diminish in aroma, which is why coffee powder or pre-ground coffee often results in brews that taste less refined than that made using fresh coffee beans.

At De’Longhi Malaysia, we have several options that you can pick from to keep your coffee beans fresh at all times. The Vacuum Sealed Coffee Beans Canister, the Manual Vacuum Sealed Coffee Canister, and the Coffee Ground Canister, which you can find from our collection of barista tools. Make full use of these to ensure that your coffee beans always stay fresh and that delectable cups of coffee are made achievable right at home. 

Order Your Coffee BeansOnline from De’Longhi Malaysia Today

Wondering where to buy the best premium coffee beans in Malaysia? Look no further than De’Longhi’s online eShop. Order the coffee beans of your choice from De’Longhi today, and be sure to also explore what’s currently on sale to fulfil all your coffee essential needs in and beyond Malaysia.