1 JimmyR 2 months ago Is this purely an Australia thing or has this madness spread worldwide? Here in my town it has become unfashionable to brew a dark roast coffee in any cafe. Oh no, now we have single origin light or medium roast beans for your (dis)pleasure. No dark roast for you so - that's so passé!While I find it mildly interesting that the beautiful coffee beans from Kenya can be light-medium roasted to produce a mild, slightly sour tasting coffee with citrus overtones - lemony in this case - I don't want to have that as my only option. I want to tell the cafe fascists that yes that is interesting but gee, it tastes so much better when you roast them a little longer! Coffee should not taste sour. Nor should it taste like they didn't rinse the lemon dishwashing liquid out properly.Even my favourite cafe has gone over to the light-medium side. Now I simply cannot find a place which makes decent full-flavoured, strong but not sour coffee. It was bad enough that many pubs here only serve 15 varieties of IPA. Now the fashionistas have ruined coffee as well.Is it like this elsewhere?