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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013, 6:49pm
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My favorite coffee company nitrogen flushes their bags along with a one-way valve. How long does the nitrogen flushed coffee bag last? What Is the shelf life?
Somebody said they thought It increased the shelf life by 30 day's. Or Is It more?

 
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013, 7:28pm
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The proof is in the pudding, as usual, but according to Illy the shelf life should be 6-8 months.

Your mileage may vary.

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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013, 7:44pm
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Do you think Starbucks nitrogen flushes their bag's of coffee? Thanks by the way!

 
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Sounds like mumbo jumbo to me...
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Posted Fri Jun 28, 2013, 2:06am
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

My favorite coffee company nitrogen flushes their bags along with a one-way valve. How long does the nitrogen flushed coffee bag last? What Is the shelf life?
Somebody said they thought It increased the shelf life by 30 day's. Or Is It more?

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Roasted coffee is good for about 4-6 weeks tops....after this it's not tasting so good and rapidly declining. The normal 1 way valve bag allows CO2 to perfuse the coffee, so the Oxygen staling thing is reduced. Trouble is there's other processes at work. What the 1 way valve, or Nitrogen flush will do is give better coffee over that period. However Nitrogen flushing is no better than a decent valve bag, or even vacuum bag (one vacuum, then let the bag fill with CO2, then simply suck out most of the CO2, but don't re-vacuum).

Illy....little rascals aren't they 6-8 months...lol.

When my roasts get past 4 weeks, I simply throw them away....or give them to someone who is desperate for coffee.
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Microwave chips, naw, sorry, the only TRUE way is in a deep fat fryer :D :D  :D  :D

 
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