Reasonable shelf life for roasted coffee

Discuss roast levels and profiles for espresso, equipment for roasting coffee.
stew

Postby stew » Jan 13, 2019, 10:53 pm

For those of you that roast for sale what do you consider to be an acceptable shelf life? I try to roast only what I need for a week but there are times when that doesn't work out. How long would you let a pound sit on the shelf before you pulled it?

stew

Postby stew » Jan 14, 2019, 2:01 am

Sorry, disregard the question. Should have let my fingers do the walking first. Lots of information available.

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another_jim
Team HB

Postby another_jim » Jan 14, 2019, 12:38 pm

But not a lot of agreement.

IMO, while most medium and dark roasts do best within a week; I've had aggressively light roasts that taste better after six.
Jim Schulman