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vinceB
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Posted Wed Sep 2, 2009, 5:57pm
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Thank you both for your informative, helpful replies. It seems unanimous that I need to try some of the online roasters both of you have recommended. I'll get an order placed soon. I picked up another dozen Ball pint jars for bean storage today, so I'm all ready.

Vince
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Posted Thu Sep 3, 2009, 6:13am
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"1. freezing retards staling, and very deep freezing (-40 C or F) eliminates it. Coffee in a home freezer stays fresh for at least a month."

"2. it has to be done right, or it's useless. The coffee has to be stored airtight and allowed to warmup completely before reopening the package. Otherwise one gets condensation, which is worse than staling. It is best if as little moisture laden air as possible is stored with the coffee, vacuum pack is best, wrapping tightly or storing in a filled to the stuffing point jar also work well. I use freezer or valve bags which I roll up tightly to expel the air, then seal. This works fairly well, and keeps the coffee fragrant for at least three weeks."

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Posted Fri Sep 4, 2009, 12:47pm
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vinceB Said:

Thank you both for your informative, helpful replies. It seems unanimous that I need to try some of the online roasters both of you have recommended. I'll get an order placed soon. I picked up another dozen Ball pint jars for bean storage today, so I'm all ready.

Vince

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Here's another roaster, in northern New Jersey, that I like.  They sell mainly commercially, so their best prices are on 5-pound bags.  They're very quick, and it's always fresh IME. They have a large selection.   I live in Connecticut, and if I order online in the evening they usually ship the next afternoon and I get it the day after that.  Like others who've posted here I freeze it small batches (heavy ziploc bags, double), and let the bag warm up for at least several hours before opening.  For the amount beyond what I use in a day, I have a vacu-vin canister that lets me pump most of the air out, which greatly slows one of major staling processes, oxidation.

http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/index.php
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Posted Fri Sep 4, 2009, 6:47pm
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Thanks for the suggestion of Bean Direct. I'll add them to my list of roasters to try. I'm anxious to see how the beans from these different roasters effect what will come out of my machine. So many variables, so little time, and only so much I can drink in a day.

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Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013, 6:59am
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For what it's worth, I recommend 2 espresso blends that ai feel are truly top notch...and available by mail:

Metropolis Redline Espresso..Chicago, Ill

Quills' Blacksmith Espresso....Louisville, Kentucky

Both are medium to slightly dark roasts

I live in Cincinnati where I can get fresh roasted Quills at a few places, most notably @ Collective Espresso, a really wonderful craft coffeehouse in the Over the Rhine section f the city. It is also available @ Whole Foods, though I do not imagine as fresh. I assume that Whole Foods in Chicago would have the Metroplis product.
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