Medium roast coffee is a brown color and rarely has an oily surface. These coffees have a medium acidity and body, as well as a rounded flavor profile. Roasting to this level also preserves many of the unique flavors of the coffee’s origin, but it also begins to reach into the deep caramel sweetness of a longer roast. As a result, these coffees are balanced, well-rounded, and are slightly darker and sweeter. Some of the brightest notes of a light roast may be eliminated, but it’s a trade-off for extra balance.