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Posted Fri Aug 23, 2013, 3:32pm
Subject: Soonest to use roasted beans
 

I normally break open a new bag of beans at Day 4 post roast.   I just received an unexpected bag of beans that will be 2 days post roast tomorrow.  Will tomorrow at Day 2 post roast be too soon to grind?  Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Just don't know if it will be way too bright that soon.
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Posted Fri Aug 23, 2013, 6:27pm
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I am truly no expert, but ever since I began home roasting (all of 3 months now), I routinely only wait 48 hrs. before I grind. I only roast 85g. at a time, so it goes kinda fast.
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Posted Fri Aug 23, 2013, 6:36pm
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I"ve just been generally going by the post roast 4 day rule, but don't even know how accurate that is.  So how does 2 days post roast taste?
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Posted Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:38pm
Subject: Re: Soonest to use roasted beans
 

There's no general answer to that question, because depending on the variety of beans, they should usually rest for five to ten days after roasting, before they reach their aromatic peak, at least for brewing espresso. In the end it's a matter of trial and error. It's your taste buds that decide, when they are best.

 
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