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Topic: The new 10 pound bags - Storage Question (2 msgs / 39 lines)
1) From: David Springston
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Being that the new 10 pound paper bags are lined, how long can the =
coffee safely be stored in them - since that coffee can not "breath"?
Regards,
David

2) From: Dean
I store the green I buy in the zip-lock bags that Tom ships them in.  
Probably around 4~6 months on average before they're gone, most of the 
time.  2-pounders--I like variety (among the African and Indo origins, 
anyway)  Good news for all of y'all that like New-World coffees. 
The coffee is dried for storage at the origin and packed in tough, 
inexpensive burlap bags.  It's pretty well conditioned by the time we 
get it.  Unless your storage conditions are really abysmal, I doubt that 
you are going to see any more change in quality stored in plastic bags 
than you might see stored in cotton or burlap, and no chance that the 
beans will pick up any funk from the bag or the storage environment.  
The only breathing that the green coffee is likely doing is 
moisture-stabilizing anyway.
I'd say if you can keep it at a relatively stable temperature and 
humidity, and away from nasties (like gasoline from storing in your 
garage) you should be able to enjoy these greens for at least a year.  
Roasted--a week or two.  If you're a better taster than I am, your 
mileage may vary.
Best
Dean
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