[Homeroast] OT - Composting Greens

Lynne Biziewski lynnebiz at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 10:14:14 CDT 2013


Terrific, Jason! I know it must have been even better than the usual!


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Jason Brooks <brookswv at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nice Idea Lynne.  I served some at a Bible study at our house Sunday
> afternoon.  I don't think anyone but me detected it to be off.
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:48 PM, Lynne Biziewski <lynnebiz at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Or - roast all of it & donate it to your local food pantry. It can't be
> any
> > worse than the grocery store coffees that so many drink.
> >
> > Lynne
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Masa Jow <wyan at futomen.net> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Agreed.  Your home composting won’t break it down (within a reasonable
> > > amount of time), but the industrial composting that some cities do can
> > > likely handle it, and even if it doesn’t break down, it should be safe
> to
> > > put in.
> > >
> > > How can you tell it’s past its prime?  Do decaf beans have rapidly
> > > accelerated aging?  I know a place that sells aged beans as a
> specialty.
> > >
> > > — Masa
> > >
> > > On Oct 28, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Terry McVay <mcvayt at outlook.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Jason!  What an interesting question. :-] Having spent some time in
> > Kona
> > > > around coffee trees, and as a farmer making compost, my guess is that
> > > > it would take quite a while for green coffee to break down into
> useable
> > > > compost. Could I recommend roasting it and giving it away?
> > > >
> > > > Terry
> > > >
> > > >> -----Original Message-----
> > > >> From: Homeroast [mailto:
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> > > >> On Behalf Of Jason Brooks
> > > >> Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 9:56 AM
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> > > >> Subject: [Homeroast] OT - Composting Greens
> > > >>
> > > >> Hey all - a bit of an off-topic query.  I know about composting
> > roasted
> > > >> beans, but wondering about unroasted.  I have a bag of decaf that's
> > > >> probably past its prime - one more roast to make sure.
> > > >>
> > > >> If it's truly off, would it be feasible to compost them?  I know
> their
> > > >> seeds and they will break down, but I'm not sure how effectively
> > around
> > > >> 4# would go.
> > > >>
> > > >> Anyone composted baggy greens before?
> > > >>
> > > >> Thanks,
> > > >> Jason
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Jason Brooks
> > > >> brookswv at gmail.com
> > > >> http://javajeb.wordpress.com
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