Monday, January 15, 2007

Storing Green Coffee Beans for roasting roaster

I use wide mouth canning jars and a Foodsaver vacuum packer to store and keep the green beans fresh. Qt jars hold 1 1/2 pounds of green beans. When packed the jars are labeled and dated. The jars are then stored in a cool dark place. I use a dead freezer. Keeps a good stable environment. For small amounts a dead mini-fridge would work well too.

2 comments:

jjhannon56 said...

Hi Ed,
This looks like a great way to store the coffee. How long do you think the beans can be stored this way?

Ed Bourgeois said...

This has been an experiment in storage I've been doing for a few years now. This year as a test I submitted a 2008 Panama Gesha in the H-B home roasting competition to see if age would show with a world class judge. He was actually surprised that he couldn't find any signs of age in the entry. The upper video in my 3/6/11 post at the 5min22sec point has Tom speaking about it.
It's still a test in progress but does show promise. Will it work for all coffees and for how long is still in question.