EvanOz85 Senior Member Joined: 9 Jul 2011 Posts: 258 Location: Lafayette, LA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: La Spaziale Mini Vivaldi II Grinder: Baratza Preciso, Hario... Vac Pot: Bodum Santos, Yama 5-cup Drip: Chemex, Kone 3, Kalita Wave,... Roaster: Behmor 1600
Posted Wed Aug 22, 2012, 7:37pm Subject: Storing beans in Preciso's hopper..?
I'm thinking of purchasing an Esatto for my Preciso, and I was wondering how long, generally, freshly roasted beans would stay good in the hopper? I know it isn't airtight, and I go through roughly 75g a day. Thanks.
Similar to me as well. Though I single dose all our shots in the Preciso, and keep beans being used in pint sized ball canning jars. Rest sit in the freezer, and then just thaw out and use when I start getting low. I just prefer to use the Ball jars vs leaving in the hopper as they seal out the air. I too grind a bit fine each time as the days go on with the beans that were frozen, but still way better to use/taste vs just leaving the beans all in jars (not frozen) or hopper. One place I just ordered from only does 2lb bags so it's an odd size lol.
Posted Fri Aug 24, 2012, 1:20pm Subject: Re: Storing beans in Preciso's hopper..?
+1 to using freezer. I use a food saver or just tape over the valve on a sealed bag and toss it in the freezer. I do this whenever I buy roasted coffee and typically break bags up into 6oz baggies. It has kept the coffee fresh and tasty. I just enjoyed an aeropress of a Cafe Grumpy Kenyan that was roasted 3 Thursdays ago. I froze it as soon as it arrived and am still getting nice big blooms, highly aromatic cups, and lively acidity.
I haven't done any thorough studies on it, but it works for me!
The others said it first. I place the zip bags in the coldest, lowest place in my freezer, sub 0 is best. I find that canning jars take up more space than I like to use but they will do the job if you don't mind using the space. I also have used foodsaver machine and bags but I found no real difference between them and zip top bags when you remove as much air as is reasonable from them. Only freeze once so make your bags or jars only as much as you will use in a few days. Only use the beans after they return to room temp because if you open the bag/jar before room temp, the beans will condense moisture from the air onto them and get them wet, and that isn't a good thing.
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