[Homeroast] Green storage project- 2007 IMV

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 11:13:24 CDT 2012

Yum. I'm a little jealous.


On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM, sci <scizen at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is very much a YMMV post. But I want to report what I'm discovering.
> Green coffee storage is a topic of some interest to this august group, and
> Sweet Maria's recently posted a 30min video about it that is very
> informative.
> I have been storing green coffee for up to four years and I have had good
> results. I vacuum seal the bags and put them in a non-defrosting (this is
> key because the beans never defrost) freezer at sub-zero temperatures.
> I dug a two pound bag of 2007 Idido Misty Valley out of my storage last
> week and roasted 1/2 pound in my Quest M3. After a four day rest, the
> signature intoxicating blueberry/strawberry syrup flavors still exploded.
> There were no "off" flavor notes, no "freezer" flavors. When I cut the bag
> it hissed as the air rushed in, so it had a tight seal.  I do feel that the
> edge of the flavor is blunted a bit now, and that four years is the upper
> limit before the flavors really drop off. Nevertheless, it really was a joy
> to have a cup of that legendary coffee even if it is a little muted in the
> flavors (like driving an old classic car). It takes longer to get up to 1C
> and longer for the roast to peak in rest stage. So, it seems that this
> storage method slows things down.
> Next up in this project is a 2lb bag of the 2008 Koratie DP, a coffee I
> loved even more than IMV.
> Happy roasting!
> Ivan
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