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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post


    Most roasters, big & small, usually do a pretty good job keeping the oxygen out. I'm sure your guy takes care of this. But I've seen some stores and a couple roasters that keep their beans in open bins - supposedly because they go through product quick enough before it goes stale. Grocery stores & Co-ops often do this - buying those beans should be avoided.

    Ever get the big can of coffee at work? Those usually taste funky after a while. But the new, freshly opened can tastes fine. Buying a smaller size, a size that can be used within two weeks, takes care of that.

    I wonder if your local roaster takes orders? That way you could pick it up soon after they are roasted. Or maybe ask for their freshest batch.

    That's pretty clever. If it's the kind of stopper I'm thinking of, it should let pressure out but not let air in which is similar to the little one-way button valve on coffee bags.

    After roasting, beans degas in a day or two on their own (unless they're kept in a sealed jar.) The flavor profile is supposedly best after the second day of off-gassing. I don't wait that long.

    Maybe they can get you some small samples of old stuff for cheap. You won't lose much if you make a mistake, but it's kinda hard to mess things up.

    Online sources include:
    Sweet Maria's - probably the biggest & most well known online source for green coffee beans. Lots of good info too. I've placed many orders here.
    Coffee Bean Corrall - I think this is the oldest but pricey. I've never ordered from them.
    Happy Mug - these are my guys. Their prices are hard to beat. Smaller selection but constantly getting in new stuff. Not far away so I'll sometimes drive out and pick up my order. A nice reason to go for a drive.
    I watched a guy roast beans in a pan on You Tube. Petty cool.

    Hey, is there a section in this forum for a discussion like this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bear View Post
    I watched a guy roast beans in a pan on You Tube. Petty cool.

    Hey, is there a section in this forum for a discussion like this?
    Yes, just start a new thread in "The Lounge" section of the forum!

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    You're not going to break coffee brewing down into viscosity and poly this and moly that, are you?

    I jest of course! We all like your friggin Grumpy-ass 'round here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bear View Post
    I watched a guy roast beans in a pan on You Tube. Petty cool.

    Hey, is there a section in this forum for a discussion like this?
    Would you like to see these coffee posts moved to their own thread?

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    Not me, I like a good thread wandering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Would you like to see these coffee posts moved to their own thread?
    Yes please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bear View Post
    Yes please
    Booooooo ........ booooooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Booooooo ........ booooooooo!
    We can still let our ADD run rampant here. But is it possible to keep even one thread on topic?

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    Coffee falls into a category of things that I like to have 'right'. Food and drink is one of two things that I can think of that we use all five senses to enjoy. I expect the creator then wants us to enjoy it and made that possible. Thank him always for the gifts.

    "Right" I consider to be something that delivers results to the fullest extent possible. When it comes to food and drink, personal taste and preference have a big seat at the table. So..... not knowing where else to start I started with brewing equipment.

    Mine is a cuppa made in a single cup French Press. Drank from a glazed ceramic mug. Made with R/O water. In essence, nothing to alter the taste the bean imparts to the water. Everything it touches being inert. Method matters, beans matter but I find this equipment adulters the flavor least and is highly repeatable. It is however time consuming and as I like coffee it is for my 'special cup' of the day. Not my all-day sipper.

    Tell me about your preferred method.

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    There's so many ways to brew a cup of Joe. I like them all. One of my favorites is the percolator but my daily go to is my semi-automatic espresso machine. I've been using that for a long time now, easily a decade plus. It brews a cup at a time so the coffee never gets old & bitter sitting on a heating element.

    But it's just coffee for me, not a religious experience.


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