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CRUZMISL
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Posted Sun Nov 6, 2005, 7:09pm
Subject: Foodsaver for storing coffee?
 

In my never ending quest to save 25 cents ;) I was curious if using a foodsaver vacuum sealer would be good to get a few extra weeks out of whole bean espresso. I figure I can buy a 5lb bag of espresso and divide them up into 1lb foodsaver bags and seal them up until needed.

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Posted Sun Nov 6, 2005, 8:40pm
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Just a thought....

Seems the common idea around here is that there's no good way to preserve freshness in roasted beans.

Green beans cost much less than roasted and last at least 6 months (a year?).

Why not get a cheap popper and roast your own once a week?

Just a thought.

Dan

 
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Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005, 12:07pm
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We did this for a long time. We'd buy about 10 lbs when it was on sale and seal then freeze it. Sure it isn't as good as roasting at home on a need to use basis, but it works great. We now roast our own beans, but I would not hesitate to recommend this method for someone who is not into roasting.
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Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005, 9:43am
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CRUZMISL,

          I use a Foodsaver and have been able to keep 5 pounds of roasted Mocha Java Decaf for months at a time in my freezer with no change in flavor. (I have been unable to find Decaf Mocha Java green Beans for roasting) By freezer I mean deep freeze since it keeps beans frozen. NOT A FROST FREE FREEZER because the beans freeze & Partially thaw and freeze etc. We also use the foodsaver for a kinds of other food items we freeze. Hope this helps.


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