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    I have a 22 day old Elephant Hills Peaberry, medium to light roasted to a CS7, it has started to taste very acidic and gives me stomach gripes the past 3 days. Does anyone have any an idea why it has started to turn to acid so early? Its in a latte and the milk is not off.

    It is kept in a vac sealed bag in a cupboard, Canberra temps and humidity is low so not exposed to extremes of heat or moisture. My previous Elephant Hills Peaberry was roasted a little darker and was just beautiful at this age.

  • #2
    Smokey,

    Perhaps it is coming to the end of its useful life.

    Whatever way I have stored my coffee, I have found that it is at its best flavour between about 1 and 3 weeks, give or take a few days.

    That is why you should buy coffee with the date roasted on the pack, or roast your own like I do.

    Supermarket coffee has a use by date of up to about 2 years after roasting as a guide for staff to chuck it our.

    I expect that it is getting cold in Canberra these days.

    Barry

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    • #3
      Thanks Barry, yep, its cold and wet today, tomorrow top of 8 C.

      It might be age, I roasted it 3 weeks ago so that could be it, or it could be too light a roast for that bean...?

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      • #4
        CS7 sounds very light for the Elephant Hills, Smokey. I'd be loathe to put that in milk.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
          CS7 sounds very light for the Elephant Hills, Smokey. I'd be loathe to put that in milk.
          I think this might be it Barry O'S, it just didn't have what my previous Elephant Hills Peaberry roasts had, yep, I reckon thats it, next time I'll take it to start of SC and be done with it! Whats left has been binned.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by smokey View Post
            ..... next time I'll take it to start of SC...
            totally agree with that

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