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
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.
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