Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011, 10:27am Subject: Re: Green beans question
Freezing greens is not a problem, but varying/fluctuating temperatures & humidity conditions are. A very famous roaster George Howell of Terroir Coffee fame freezes ALL of their green coffees in a commercial freezer environment at -40C/-40F to preserve their varietal attributes.
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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011, 6:34am Subject: Re: Green beans question
One thing to keep in mind is not only storage but roasting as well.
To store in a very cold environment may be beneficial to long term character however if the beans aren't fully defrosted to a reasonable room temp prior to roasting you will have extended roast times and possibly have beans that are unevenly roasted towards the center.
Think any frozen commodity and trying to cook it, be it in a pan, BBQ, broil etc. It will not cook evenly, same would be true of beans.
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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011, 9:50am Subject: Re: Green beans question
One thing about frozen beans-
When they freeze, some of the internal moisture wicks out and when they thaw the moisture is now on the outside. Thus, it is best to roast as soon as they thaw, or in a pinch dry them out in a low oven or in the sun before storing at room temperature.
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