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    Old green beans

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    Have come across some green beans on top of my wardrobe that are over 12 months old. Any suggestions on usage?

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    Re: Old green beans

    Roast them up, as usual. Ive roasted beans > 12 months old that were still good. I have beans from the 2007 crop that still come up good.

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    Rule of threes, 3 years for Green, 3 weeks for roasted and 3 minutes for ground :)

    Taking that further there is some comments out on the net that talk about aging of green beans and when they peak etc but from what I see it is going to be very hard to judge as a science as beans from the same tree the year later will be slightly different to the year before. In most cases we are getting regional mixes of beans anyway even within the same farm and varietal there is variation depending on soil type processing etc. So whats good in your cup is what matters.

    Roast taste and enjoy I reckon 8-)

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    I roasted up some 3.5 year old beans last week and they were fine.

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    So whats your stash down or up to now TG ;) Mine is a touch under 60kg I think

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    Re: Old green beans

    83.865kg

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    I had a laugh @ .865 ;D :D

    Im always replenishing my stocks 2kgs here and there...ill have to have a weighing day on my next day off to see where im at.

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    Re: Old green beans

    How long do decaf beans last?

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    Re: Old green beans

    unless caffeine is a natural preservative, then my guess would be ~3 years ;) ive roasted it a year old with no probs.....

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    Re: Old green beans

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B545C4F424743432E0 link=1271298904/7#7 date=1271680879
    How long do decaf beans last?
    Care factor is much reduced [smiley=evil.gif]

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    Re: Old green beans

    I think I have some floating around from about 2005.

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    Re: Old green beans

    ooh okay.

    Is it normal for the decaf beans to be darker and slightly uneven in color?

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    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    yes certainly is ;) almost a motled appearance.....



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