What to do with 5+ year old green, unroasted coffee?

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

Postby jedovaty » Dec 01, 2018, 4:26 pm

Due to... reasons... I have many pounds of unroasted, green coffee, some of it has been vac sealed and some has been subject to poor storage. Range 5-7 years.

I roasted samples of some and results were pretty nasty.

Safe to compost? Will the inherent caffeine get into the soil and then into my tomatoes? Chuck them in the trash bin?

If the caffeine absorbs into the tomatoes, then, like the tomacco, I can have caffatos. :twisted:

Searching interwebs seems to only yield results for roasted grounds. That's an easy one.

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Postby johnny4lsu » Dec 01, 2018, 5:58 pm

Roast dark and donate to a homeless mission.
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Postby Cwilli62 » Dec 01, 2018, 7:06 pm

Composting then would be okay. No detrimental effects.

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Postby drgary » Dec 02, 2018, 12:24 pm

Sometimes you might be surprised that the coffee has aged into something very mellow if you do the drying phase very fast. It worked for me on a dense bean with a lot of sweetness in it.

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Postby yakster » Dec 02, 2018, 1:19 pm

Someone with a new roaster could use them as seasoning greens, then break in a grinder before composting.

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Postby jammin » Dec 02, 2018, 9:45 pm

discover a new batch size for your roaster. perhaps run several 100g batches in your Huky until you have the settings nailed. then you'll have a baseline for the good stuff.
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