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  • Question - Bean Bay bag size. Espresso Wow and Decaf Wow.

    I hope I've put this question in the right place. Was looking for a PM option to save asking on the forum but couldn't find it.

    Just confirming that the minimum size for Decaf Wow is 1kg and Espresso Wow is 500g. I'm concerned about the decaf going stale before I get through it all.

    We used to buy 250g bags (from a Brisbane coffee shop - Gold Coast roaster) but they would sometimes go stale with 1/3 bag remaining, even though well before the use by date. I have tried fridge storage because that supplier recommended this, although found that non fridge storage was better. (Cool dark place out of the light - as cool as is possible in Qld.

    This is the first time I will be buying through BB so really looking forward to getting fresh beans instead of "use by" beans.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    After having a look at Beanbay this definitely appears to be the case. Sounds like a perfect time to get into home roasting to me... Convert a popcorn maker to a roaster, buy 2.5kg of green and roast ~100g batch sizes.

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    • #3
      How long does it take you to go through a 250g bag? Coffee should be good for 3 weeks before staling. In fact some of mine has been peaking at 3 weeks.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by trentski View Post
        How long does it take you to go through a 250g bag? Coffee should be good for 3 weeks before staling. In fact some of mine has been peaking at 3 weeks.
        About 3 to 4 weeks Trentski. Not making many coffees due to not enjoying the result (have a stovetop at the moment)

        If my wife and I drank 2 cups each per day, it would be used faster than that.

        I'd have maybe 3 a day if the coffee was superb.

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        • #5
          What part of the result is making you not enjoy it? As for going stale, I personally feel this is a bit of a grey area.
          When people are buying from Super markets beans that where roasted well in excess of 2 months, I feel coffee someone roasts themselves or buys from a place like Coffeesnobs(not to leave out many other reputable roasters) could say it really goes stale after 3 weeks. Yes tastes may vary somewhat.

          The end of the day for me is I would rather buy 1kg of Decaf from here than 250-500g of decaf from the shops, because in excess of 3-4 weeks I know which one is still going to taste better.

          Not to say anyone is going to buy from the super markets either..

          Chris

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          • #6
            Originally posted by coffeechris View Post
            What part of the result is making you not enjoy it? As for going stale, I personally feel this is a bit of a grey area.
            When people are buying from Super markets beans that where roasted well in excess of 2 months, I feel coffee someone roasts themselves or buys from a place like Coffeesnobs(not to leave out many other reputable roasters) could say it really goes stale after 3 weeks. Yes tastes may vary somewhat.

            The end of the day for me is I would rather buy 1kg of Decaf from here than 250-500g of decaf from the shops, because in excess of 3-4 weeks I know which one is still going to taste better.

            Not to say anyone is going to buy from the super markets either..

            Chris
            Hi Chris

            It is hard to describe but I guess burnt or bitter. Many cups have ended up down the sink.......

            I've never tried decaf but am only considering it now from positive reviews of the Bb decaf by members on here.

            Agreed that it is a grey area, in that it could be my technique that is faulty although it has improved with a few changes recommended by members here. I realise that a stovetop will never produce the result of a good espresso machine, so that is taken into account.

            I never buy supermarket or preground beans. Only whole beans ground at home when needed.

            I have no idea of the roast date from the Gold Coast roaster, only the "use by" date. They could be 2 or 3 weeks old, or more, before I get them. Who knows?

            This is why I will be getting the next order from BB. (with a roast date)
            Last edited by LFM60; 21 November 2016, 02:33 PM.

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            • #7
              250g a month is slow consumption. I'm expecting that Andy has to roast those volumes as a minimum to get the right blend for espresso wow and the right results for decaf.
              Splash out on the beanbay offering and see if it gives you the results to up your consumption.

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              • #8
                In my experience, the Decaf Wow is fine (if not quite 100%) at 4-5 weeks post roast if stored sensibly.

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