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Old 02-12-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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Green Coffee Beans Lose Their Flavor?

I am finishing up a 6 pd. Bag of Ethiopian Natural Yirgacheffee gr.1 Wote Konga. When new this was a blueberry delight. The lst couple of batches have just been so-so, with barely a hint of blueberry.
I keep my beans sealed and in a dark, cool cabinet. So do green beans have a shelf life?
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:20 PM   #2
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My understanding is yes, but how long varies person to person and on storage conditions. Probably 6-9 months and best if vacuum sealed.
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They mature. I'm using up some Cuban turquino now that is 10 years old. Not as bright, but great depth. Kept it in the cellar in a plastic bag.
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Good to know, I've got beans up in a cabinet, haven't roasted in a VERY long time. I may have to drag my arse outside.
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They mature. I'm using up some Cuban turquino now that is 10 years old. Not as bright, but great depth. Kept it in the cellar in a plastic bag.
I have a burlap bag that is half torquino-half Cuban serrano that makes a very deep rich cup. I got the serrano from Roger so he would have an idea how old it is, and the torquino is older, probably not by a whole lot. The bag has been stored dry in the top of the pantry.

5.5 lb. I'm thinking of letting it go for a fair price since all I do anymore is cold brew.
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I have a burlap bag that is half torquino-half Cuban serrano that makes a very deep rich cup. I got the serrano from Roger so he would have an idea how old it is, and the torquino is older, probably not by a whole lot. The bag has been stored dry in the top of the pantry.



5.5 lb. I'm thinking of letting it go for a fair price since all I do anymore is cold brew.


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Two possibilities. Yes, eventually green coffee ages, and flavors are lost. Personally, I've never found much appeal in any green that's gone past a year or so.


Second, as you probably know, natural Yirgacheffes are notoriously difficult to roast JUST so. I'm at least as much of a blueberry whore as you are, and it's all I've ever chased for years now. Some of the lots I've worked with had windows that were at most 5 seconds long, generally right on the cusp of second crack, and usually only when I stretch first crack out a bit. Hit that window just right - bam! Blueberries. Miss it - flub. Nada.


I don't know if that window expands or contracts over time. I usually don't buy massive quantities any more, though if that Wote Konga you had was from Klatch, I burned through a total of 30lbs of it. Epic coffee.
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