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    Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Well if you cant beat them join them.
    I am going to give freezer storage a go for roasted beans :-/ should I go with the usual one way valve bags
    or try glass jars or plastic containers etc?
    Also how long after roasting should they be frozen. I mean do I let degas a day or 2 first or straight into freezer?

    Thanks alot team :)

    Chris

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    Re: Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    beans should be kept in a cool, dry dark area. freezing them is ideally avoided as it damages the bean.

    keep in the back of a cupboard in a one way valve bag ideally.

    Whilst it seems to be conventional wisdom to freeze them, any coffeesnob will tell you this is a bad idea.

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    Re: Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    My vote would be roast less drink more :)

    I used to be a heathen once and freeze preground Supermarket beans :o I know better now 8-)

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    Re: Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    mmm.....this idea would not have come up, but after 140 plus roasts I have just completed my first 1kg roast and was
    amazed by just how many beans I ended up with. Must have been drunk with roasting smoke inhalation ;D

    Thanks for the wake up call ;)

    Chris

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    Re: Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    Just give them away and convert more people to freshly roasted coffee.
    Then go back to your usual roast size.

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    Re: Freezer Storage for roasted beans?

    Coffee should be treated like good fruit. Take example a banana. If you put a banana in the freezer or cool room the banana will lose its sweetness. Also the banana will turn black very fast once it is taken out at room temp. Buy or roast less coffee. Once you get into bad habits with food and coffee you harm your palate. Your senses become dull and thats not worth it. If you do this, you wont tell the difference in a few weeks time, but thats your palate getting worst.
    We purchased a wine fridge for our bean storage and that works really well. Our coffee peaks for longer and is easier to work with.




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