What do beans taste like when they get too old? I've had a couple beans where there is a sharp salty taste and they also happen to be at least a year old. I'm not sure if that's the culprit though. I also have some beans over a year old that taste very good. JeffO
They taste "baggy." There is an unmistakable flaw in the flavor and it comes right out at you. I was using old beans I got from a friend when learning to use my RK Drum for practice. The darker roasts concealed to a higher degree their baggy character, but a City Plus was undrinkable.
Jeff: we have3 had a few here on the list with a saalty issue. Maybe it's your system (physical, not coffee setup). If the beans are only a year old on your end that is really no value for how old they actually are unless you got them from Tom. g <Snip>