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Topic: How else to store green coffee (6 msgs / 130 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Hey there folks,
With all the discussion of vac-packing, freezing, burlap bagging, and
debugging, I think a little perspective may help...
Just my two cents ... but ... I have bought and stored 486 pounds of coffee
so far.  I have had no "buggy" coffee to date, and my methods seem to work
over the last 4 years.  I buy my coffee in 20lb burlap bags, 10 5 and 2 lb
plastic baggies, and the occasional gift in a paper bag.
I keep the coffee as received, inside my sun room, in a rattan basket.  Avg.
temp is between 60 and 85 degrees, but mostly in the low 70s.
I have considered buying a vacuum sealer, but have found no reason to do
so.  With seven sons, I certainly have other claims on my hard earned
dollars, so this is an easier choice for me than others might face.
If for some reason you are wondering whether your coffee will survive in the
packaging by which you received it, the answer is yes.  Consider keeping it
indoors, or in a managed temperature area between 60 and 85 degrees...
Don't fret if your method is simpler than another method discussed on list.
Oh, and my coffee totally rocks.  Others on list have sampled and can vouch
for it as well...
If, for another reason, the feature creature has got you, then go ahead and
buy lots of machines - they'll give you food for thought, and fodder for
ongoing semi-on-topic discussions....  You know, one man's passion is
another man's OT....
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

2) From: Floyd Lozano
This is helpful info / advice.  What's your humidity like there?  I worry
about my wild humidity swings here - I try to keep it under 50% RH but
that's a chore =/
-F
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3) From: Brett Mason
We're in Iowa - it's humid in the summer, but not dripping like in Miami or
Tampa....
Cheers,
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: David Morgenlender
Brett,
What's the longest you keep green beans?
Dave
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5) From: Brett Mason
about a year - not by design as much as by random acts of forgetfulness...
Lots of good greens out there!
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

6) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
I agree, Brett. I think there are advantages in some climates to 
extra steps in storage (esp. vac bagging) but in moderate climates 
these are unnecessary. Simply keeping green coffee in a place with 
consistent temperature, cool, on the dark side ... that works great 
in most places. Here we are blessed with an incredible, mild climate 
for green coffee storage, whereas in Ohio I worried about humidity, 
trying to maintain a standard year-round humidity while the forced 
air heat was on in the winter, and the ac in summer, it was hard.
tom
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