[Homeroast] Roasted Coffee Storage
eglasscock at centurytel.net
Sun May 15 08:56:26 CDT 2011
(Another lurker emerges)
I like the FoodSaver vacuum cannisters for storage. For initial rest I
leave the roasted beans exposed to the air for a full day, then vacseal
where it will rest at least another full day, then after each use.
Seems to work pretty well. I use post-its to label bean used and date.
Thanks to Brian for the tip on fridge.
Quoting Brian Hoppler <brianhoppler at hotmail.com>:
> In the words of a local (Sacramento CA) commercial Roaster giving a class on
> coffee tasting, please note the following:
> "Do not store roasted coffee beans below 58 degrees farenheit, it changes the
> sugars as storing tomatoes in the refrigerator does to them."
> To confirm this taking a blind test of coffee beans frozen vs. some not, may
> convince you.
> Over 2 years of lurking on this list has finallly come to an end!
> "It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity."
> -- Albert
> > From: sandraandina at mac.com
> > Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 01:34:52 -0500
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Roasted Coffee Storage
> > I had a Mason jar of beans (frozen after bringing them home from a
> now-long-gone local roaster) explode in my hand 28 yrs ago when I
> picked it up
> off the counter, 2 min. after removing it from the freezer. Took 6
> stitches in
> one of my bass-playing fingers (delaying a recording session) and the beans
> weren't even all that good (hadn't yet discovered home roasting). My
> advice is
> to freeze indiv. portions (whatever pot or cup size) in unbreakable but
> odor-proof containers, removing only the container you need at the
> time to avoid
> condensation-refreeze cycles (and needless injuries). Never know what
> that CO2
> will do!
> > On May 14, 2011, at 11:21 PM, michael brown wrote:
> > >
> > > I wouldn't freeze them. The condensation from freezing then
> thawing will age
> them faster.I'd say it depends on fast you consume your roast. None
> of my roasts
> ever last longer than a week so I don't worry too much about it other
> than the
> obvious:Avoid extreme temps (hot and cold)avoid direct sunlight (I
> hide mine in
> ziplocks behind my brewers on the kitchen counter at home to keep out of
> > > If your going to store them for a while, keep the lids on
> tight..as I read
> in another response. It's more important to keep air out than worrying about
> letting the CO2 out.
> > > Think of the bags, sealed, with one way valves. They are not
> letting air in
> but allowing excess CO2 out, not all the CO2 out.
> > >
> > Peace & song,
> > Sandy
> > www.sandyandina.com
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