Freshness of hopper vs. hopperless - Page 2

Beginner and pro baristas share tips and tricks for making espresso.

#11: Post by zin1953 »

cannonfodder wrote:I think he means the jars have 6 to 8 ounces of beans in them.
Yeah, but there are 16 ounces in a pound, so that's only two or three jars, and later he says that 2 jars = ⅓ of a pound. One-third of a pound is just over five ounces, so each jar has (approx) 2.667 ounces? Maybe he means a kilo?
cannonfodder wrote:I just put a half pound of beans in the hopper and not worry about it. That gets me 2-3 days.
That's what I do, but I confess I like the idea of putting, say, 4 ounces (¼ lb.) in air-tight jars. But 2+ ounces in a 6-8 ounce jar doesn't sound right . . .

(Rob, I'm not trying to pick on you; I'm just trying to understand . . . . )
A morning without coffee is sleep. -- Anon.

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#12: Post by cafeIKE »

Buy coffee in ½ pound bags with 1-way vents. Dump as much as you like in the hopper, close the bag and squeeze out the air. Yank a new one from the freezer every cupla days.

For home roasts, use a vented jar [holds about ½# / 250g]. Dump half in the hopper and close up the rest. Dump the rest in a cupla days. No one's ever said "Gee, this coffee should have been in a smaller jar for the last two days"

There's such a thing as being TOO OTT. :roll: