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Old 04-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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BocaJava has 50% off of a purchase that is $50.00 or more. This ended up being about 7 8oz. bags of coffee.

This is sealed up in airtight bags. Will this coffee last a while as long as it's sealed up?
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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BocaJava has 50% off of a purchase that is $50.00 or more. This ended up being about 7 8oz. bags of coffee.

This is sealed up in airtight bags. Will this coffee last a while as long as it's sealed up?
Sadly, no. After 7 to 10 days, there is noticeable degradation and a change of flavor for the worse. Nitrogen flushing can help, as can vacuum sealing, but how much it helps is limited. There isn't really a good preservation method that is generally acknowledged to do all that much for the shelf life once it is roasted.
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Some might disagree with me, but you should be able to freeze it.
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Some might disagree with me, but you should be able to freeze it.
Try a taste test of frozen vs non frozen beans from the same batch, and let me know what you think. It may work okay for your palate, or it may not.

Chemically what happens is the water in the bean crystallizes, and damage is done that causes further breakdown. Once that's done, it can hold longer in that state, but IMO nothing good happens to coffee on freezing. Eliminating oxygen is probably the best way to slow down the degradation of the bioflavinoids and essential oils, but that's not easy to achieve unless you can flush and store in nitrogen.

Even if you can achieve a perfect oxygen free atmosphere, there's still going to be degradation over time once it's roasted, so buying green and roasting your own is about the only really reliable way I've found to substantially extend shelf life.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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It doesn't taste much different to me because it's off the shelf already and who knows how much time has passed since it was roasted. Coffee I roast myself definitely changes in a matter of days, but it looks like coffee from BocaJava is already roasted and vacuum sealed. Admittedly I didn't look at their site to determine roast freshness though.
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Since I started roasting my own,I have been unable to find a coffee I like as much as mine.I control the roast and blend various batches,and I am amazed at what can be done with some trial and error.
My friends who try my coffee are amazed too,and when I hear their feedback,I can custom blend something for them that they love.
Tanith has been roasting coffee for years,I have tried her coffee,and it is stellar.She has probably tried more coffees than I will ever get to try,and she knows a lot about technique.Maybe she will share her knowledge if you ask her..........
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It doesn't taste much different to me because it's off the shelf already and who knows how much time has passed since it was roasted. Coffee I roast myself definitely changes in a matter of days, but it looks like coffee from BocaJava is already roasted and vacuum sealed. Admittedly I didn't look at their site to determine roast freshness though.
Yes,it is.Totally bad.
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i agree not the best :/
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Each is there own. I used to do that until I got into roasting.. Never again.
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