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13 years 3 weeks ago #2388 by Alex Morton
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Being realistic, most people do not use up their lb of beans in 3-6 days. And most people cannot afford to chuck their unused beans after a week. And few people have time to run to the coffee shop every couple of days to buy lesser amounts of beans. Telling people it's rubbish after 6 days hurts your credibility. What would be better would be advising people about the best way to store beans to keep them as fresh as possible.
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13 years 3 weeks ago #2389 by colin
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Credibility? My credibility pivots on spinning fact into fiction?

Coffee stales fast. There is no getting around this.

I am not going to lie about it to make people feel better.

And as for running to the cafe or roastery twice a week to buy 1/2 pound of coffee or WHATEVER you need is not a big deal.

And OK: I will admit - I get so many samples to taste test that I could not possibly use it up in 6 days.
What do I do? *gasp*
I DOUBLE ZIPLOC any fresh coffee and toss it in the deep freeze. Typically cooled to -13C and kept there til I need it. It is good for 3 weeks and then freezer burn sets in.

Now if that does not kill my street cred nothing will!
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13 years 3 weeks ago #2390 by Zazenmaster
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Alex Morton wrote:

Telling people it's rubbish after 6 days hurts your credibility.


Of course it's possible to use coffee that's six days old, but it won't be at it's best. Pretending otherwise would only hurt Colin's credibility with people who are passionate about good coffee.

If you can't be bothered to buy fresh, you do have another option: buy a cheap Freshroast roaster and roast your own. Freshness is guaranteed and it only takes a few minutes a week.

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13 years 3 weeks ago #2391 by Nick
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Zazenmaster wrote:

If you can't be bothered to buy fresh, you do have another option: buy a cheap Freshroast roaster and roast your own. Freshness is guaranteed and it only takes a few minutes a week.


yup, I ordered a $549 Gene Cafe roaster this morning as a matter of fact - it might not roast any better (more consistent perhaps) but I'm hoping it will handle chaff well and last a year or two!

back on topic: \"how old is old\" - *I'm* old - my buddy says I'm \"older than dirt\"!!
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13 years 3 weeks ago #2392 by colin
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Well -- I feel pretty old in this biz...

and I am 40X --
that means... something between 40 and 5X...

Probably past my best-before date...

Then again... :cheer:
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