CRUZMISL Senior Member Joined: 21 Dec 2003 Posts: 113 Location: Ontario Expertise: I love coffee
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.
jsandlin Senior Member Joined: 27 May 2005 Posts: 3 Location: Portland, OR Expertise: I love coffee
Grinder: capresso Roaster: i-roast
Posted Wed Nov 9, 2005, 12:07pm Subject: Re: Foodsaver for storing coffee?
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.
bigjoedo Senior Member Joined: 4 Sep 2005 Posts: 211 Location: Ohio Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Gaggia Classic, Carezza &... Grinder: Rocky, Maestro Plus,... Drip: Black & Decker Roaster: Hottop Digital & 2- FR8 +
Posted Thu Nov 10, 2005, 9:43am Subject: Re: Foodsaver for storing coffee?
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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