Compared to the standard commercial coffees that are available? Those might
have been sitting on a shelf for years. So there's no reason your homeroast
couldn't be left on a shelf for years. But then they'd taste like crap too.
So why would you do it?
One of the reasons I homeroast is freshness. Most beans are best within a
week of being roasted. After 2 weeks most are past their prime. I've been
forced to use 4 week old beans, couldn't access my roaster, and they were
still better than any other coffee that was available to me. But beyond
that? No thank you.
On 9/3/07, jhwada wrote:
"Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo." -- Robert