How long do you store coffee greens before roasting them? - Page 2

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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » Jun 13, 2018, 9:24 pm

cannonfodder wrote: If you plan on long term storing the greens, vacuum pack them and put them in the freezer. That will prolong their life.


George Howell has some good info on freezing greens on his website. All my greens get vacuum sealed in either jars or bags & stored in my storage freezer.
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FotonDrv

Postby FotonDrv » replying to JohnB. » Jun 14, 2018, 12:17 pm

I have been doing this and found that beans seem to last a bit longer but I still try to use them withing 2 years.
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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » Jun 14, 2018, 2:33 pm

They'll last much longer then 2 years vac sealed & frozen.
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FotonDrv

Postby FotonDrv » replying to JohnB. » Jun 14, 2018, 3:03 pm

How long have you found them to last?
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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » replying to FotonDrv » Jun 14, 2018, 3:42 pm

7 years & counting.
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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » Jun 14, 2018, 3:56 pm

I've got a variety of greens in my freezer dating from 2011-2017 at the moment. Picked up 25 lbs of SM's Moka Kadir in 2011 & still have 5-6 lbs left. I've yet to notice any deterioration in any of my older greens. They still smell like fresh greens when I open the bag or jar, roast up normally & produce great shots if I don't screw up the roast.
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FotonDrv

Postby FotonDrv » Jun 14, 2018, 10:54 pm

JohnB. wrote:7 years & counting.


WOW! Thanks.
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GC7

Postby GC7 » replying to FotonDrv » Jun 15, 2018, 10:48 am

My experience is that beans in a vac sealed bag and stored at 4* centigrade in a refrigerator last for years. I have been reluctant to place them in a freezer as freezing cells alters cellular structure. As others have good experience with freezing I trust that method too. If you don't have extra freezer space the refrigerator works too. The key is a good vacuum sealer.

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FotonDrv

Postby FotonDrv » replying to GC7 » Jun 15, 2018, 12:43 pm

The cell structure thing makes sense.
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JohnB.

Postby JohnB. » replying to FotonDrv » Jun 15, 2018, 1:56 pm

I figure that if George Howell hasn't noticed any issues with freezing greens there probably aren't any. He stores his vac sealed greens in industrial storage freezers at around -20*F.
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