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Topic: old coffee beans (2 msgs / 48 lines)
1) From: Peter Z
In the back of my stash I found and ooollllddd bag of harrar horse.
So old the label is gone from it.
I know it is horse because it is in a burlap bag left over from when I 
had bought 40# or 60# several years ago from SM (I never can remember 
such details).
It has been in my house here in Lake Havasu City, AZ through two summers 
while we were away camping in MA.
Each of these summers the AC went out in our home while we were gone.
We returned to floors in upheaval, and candles in puddles wherever they 
had been left.
So it got real hot in the house.
In other words, this is old, abused coffee.
Also, it was here this last summer, which was relatively tame inside the 
house.
I roasted some of it on Tuesday, and served it Wednesday morning.
Gosh what horrible coffee! Yuck! I could only drink part of a cup.
Everyone says that coffee gets old and baggy. Never knew what was meant!
Today, since I did not roast yesterday, we tried the 'bad' coffee again.
Hey!
This is not bad coffee!
Actually it is pretty good coffee!
Can't wait for it to age yet another day in the sealed jar :)
Furthur thoughts lead me to think that coffee is grown in Africa where 
it is hot, then it is stored in containers (more than hot) until the 
ship picks them up and puts them in the hold (even hotter), then they 
get here to where we finally baby them.
So I wonder if the heat in my house really ruined them.
Well, they are not as good as when they were really fresh, but better 
than Yuban for sure :)
PeterZ

2) From: gin
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