Very dark roast is an extremely dark roasted coffee that has been roasted until the oils begin to separate and come to the surface of the bean. The beans are shiny and have a very dark brown colour. This category includes the french roast, where the coffee has virtually no acidity left and the notes if fruits and berries has disappeared. The coffee’s flavour has a roastiness and can be perceived as slightly bitter. Dark roasts have a strong body and rich mouthfeel with a dominating flavour of dark chocolate. Other flavours include dark syrup, cocoa powder and spices. The roastiness of the coffee is strongly noticeable with milk, so this roast level is often used in cafe au lait and lattes.