Storage of Green Coffee beans

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Storage of Green Coffee beans

Post by HomeBrewGuy » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:49 pm

I've heard that green coffee beans have a relatively long shelf life as long as they're kept dry. Does keeping them in the freezer prolong this or have any impact at all?
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Post by cooldaddybeck » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:19 am

Living in Denver, my freezer is probably more humid than my cupboard. :0)

I just keep them in sealed containers within a cupboard. Still looking into options that would allow me to pick up 10# bags instead of the 1# bags I currently order. Probably just a larger container and keep it in the basement.
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Post by swede sd » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:00 am

No need to freez. Just keep your green beans nice and dry and bug free, and they will last almost for ever. If you do freeze them, you will want to vacume pack them first. If you dont, frost will form in the bag over an extended period of time and that aint good. Been there, done that. IMHO

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Post by HomeBrewGuy » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:37 am

swede sd wrote: If you dont, frost will form in the bag over an extended period of time and that aint good.


Uh-oh...never even though of frost! Thanks for the feedback!
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Post by Lee Theuriet » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:14 pm

I store my green beans in burlap, in the brew shed...stays pretty cool and is well insulated.

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Post by Brewgonia » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:29 am

Beans need to breathe and do have a limited shelf life (1 year MAX). Keep them in cloth, cool, dry place.

Any residual or added moisture will degrade them.
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