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Roasters tell us the date of roasting but does it matter how old the beans are before roasting?

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7 minutes ago, DrRSG said:

Roasters tell us the date of roasting but does it matter how old the beans are before roasting?

Richard

As far as I've read/heard, as long as they are stored properly (out of direct light and in a room-temperature environment) they can last up to 2 years without spoiling. A more qualified person such as @Hasi may be able to offer more expertise though..

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Yes it does make a difference.  How the beans were dried can affect shelf life, but in my experience some beans just age better than others.  Fresh crop is always best, although I've had a few african coffees that were nearly as good as arrival after a year, but noticeably flatter, just not papery/woody.

Have a look at george howell's talk on freezing green coffee

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