[Homeroast] Strong coffee and weak

Ben Treichel J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 14:57:06 CDT 2014


Your coffee should be good for 21 days. Peak flavor is thought to be in the
3 to 10 day period.
So, 1 week, no problem, 1 month ...

But I would drink it out of shame for letting it get that old.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM, John M. Howison <johnmhowison at gmail.com>wrote:

> Wasting even a few beans of good coffee pains me -- even if only
> pennies are involved, there is the loss of berries picked and
> processed one-by-one by little brown fingers, doubtless underpaid.
> Discovering recently a misplaced container of month-old coffee that
> begged to be discarded,  I remembered that Roman coffee-venders a
> couple of generations back had argued that freshly-roasted,
> high-quality  beans could be "extended" by adding inferior ones.  I
> ground a batch of the tired beans with an equal quantity of last
> night's roast, and lo ! ! my morning mug was great, not even hinting
> of loss.  The good flavor had subdued the inferior.
>
> Do roasters with finer noses than mine agree that last week's coffee
> needn't be thrown away?
> --
> Contra muros, mater rubicolla
>
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