JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,099 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -... Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -... Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup Drip: CCD, Chemex Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012, 11:54pm Subject: Re: Just got my setup and so many questions.
I use Mason jars (8 and 12 fl. oz. capacity). When the coffee arrives, I usually wait until the next morning and then fill my Mason jars as full as possible and place them in the freezer. On an "as needed" basis, I'll take one or two out the night before and place them on the counter. They reach ambient temperature overnight, and in the morning, I open the jar(s) up -- with a satisfying p-h-f-f-f-f-f-f-t -- and I'm good to go! The rest of the beans remain frozen and sealed . . .
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,681 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Veneziano A1 Grinder: Many different commercial Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Milita, Bunn&Curtis... Roaster: Cast iron pan, gas burner
Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012, 8:12am Subject: Re: Just got my setup and so many questions.
I agree that roasting is a whole 'nuther thing! Until I make a big enough roaster, (5# batch min) I simply do not have the time to roast every few days to feed my habit. Even if I roasted, I would be freezing. I really don't see any loss of quality when the beans are sealed into about 4 days worth bags and deep frozen YMMV!
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