Coffee beans are not always roasted the same – a distinction is made between various degrees of roasting. With a light roast, the expert refers to a cinnamon roast, while a medium roast is described as an American roast. The darkest roast is called the espresso roast or also “Italian roast”. The crucial factor of a good espresso is e.g. high-quality beans, which are roasted darker than “normal" coffee beans.