Body is the weight of the coffee
that can best be sensed by allowing the coffee to rest on
the tongue and by rubbing the tongue against the roof of
the mouth. Coffee body ranges from thin, to light, to heavy
and is a result of the fat content. The viscosity,
however, results from proteins and fibers in the brew (Lingle,
4). Medium-dark roast styles often display a heavier
body than lighter roasted coffees.