Michael Sivetz who is a chemist by trade says 3-6 days at room temp coffee has lost 90% of its flavor and aroma. If it is frozen IMMEDIATELY after roasting will keep up to 6-9 weeks in a airtight container. He gave this talk with documents and charts to back it up at a SCAA convention I believe Miami but I cannot say for sure You can contact him to verify this.
Michael Sivetz who is a chemist by trade says 3-6 days at room temp coffee has lost 90% of its flavor and aroma.
Sure coffee may go longer,..But why?
Very true, but unless you're, god forbid, freezing the beans, I would say 10 days is pretty standard.
Now, vacuum sealed, that's a different story.
Denise Smith said:Doesn't it also depend on storage conditions?
Above Mike discussed the negativity of freezing; I was at the Spro down in Chi Town and I heard in one of the lectures that the crystallization of the water in the bean damages it when frozen. I do not remember the context directly it could have even been for green bean shipping?
Do any of you wait a few day's after roasting to start griniding and brewing? Or do you just start using it immediatly after roasting? I personally like the way my espresso tastes the day of and day after roasting, but it's been suggested to me that I should wait several days.